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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Rosa Parks -- A remarkable woman

It was Shakespeare who said " Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them" . Rosa Parks was a great lady by any standards.

Here is the Editorial from Boston Globe :

IT WAS Dec. 1, 1955, when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Ala., a city where segregation and racism danced freely and legally in the streets and blacks were supposed to sit in the back.Thanks to Parks, who died at home in Detroit on Monday at the age of 92, the back of the bus has never been the same. Now people sit there because they want to or because there are no other seats. This change helped free America from its worst self.Parks was arrested that day.Parks's arrest became a spark for a 381-day boycott of the Montgomery bus service, a hard fight waged by Parks, Nixon, Martin Luther King Jr., the grass-roots Women's Political Council, and others. In 1956, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Montgomery's policy was illegal.

So if ever anyone fools you that leaders are born, don't believe it. We all can aspire for greatness , if we have right character & attitude. I think that is the lesson to be learnt from Rosa Parks, who died day before yesterday. I don't even know that lady but I salute her courage !


  • that's good highlight of a personality, whom I am also unware of...

    By Blogger Ram C, at 2:38 PM  

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    By Blogger ILA (a) இளா, at 5:41 PM  

  • Thanks Buddy for making aware of One more Gandhi.
    PS: Hats off for blogging in Day-1 in your office, You got that kind of previllege? Do you have time to blogging unlike Ultimate Reality.

    By Blogger ILA (a) இளா, at 5:42 PM  

  • Thanks Guys.

    Ila -- the new workplace is quite flexible.

    By Blogger Cogito, at 7:40 PM  

  • hey,i read abt rosa parks,wanated to post abt her,good u have done it

    i was amazed at her courage to take on the white dominance in her own simple by refusing to get up for a white man
    which propelled the entire black community to rise against racism ...also motivated martin luther king

    By Blogger Slice Of Life, at 1:05 PM  

  • uma -- yeah, she is one amazing women.

    By Blogger Cogito, at 9:27 AM  

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