Mon 24 Oct 2005
One person can start profound change in the world.
U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, a Democrat, told CNN Monday he watched the 1955-56 Montgomery drama unfold as a teenager and it inspired him to get active in the civil rights movement.
“It was so unbelievable that this woman — this one woman — had the courage to take a seat and refuse to get up and give it up to a white gentleman. By sitting down, she was standing up for all Americans,” he said.
Rosa Parks has died yet her legacy lives on.
A simple act of defiance – a non-violent straw to break the back of injustice.
Last night our Council defied the current federal status quo and endorsed the call for change.
A small, coincidental but fitting memorial to Ms. Parks.