Rosa Parks Honoured

rosa parks

Earlier this week Rosa Parks became the first black woman to be honoured with a life-size statue in Washington.  The first statue commissioned in 140 years in the USA, President Obama said it was because of civil rights activists like Rosa Park that he is President.

In 1955 Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white man.  Her niece recounted her aunt saying that not only was she physically tired, she was tired of a life time of oppression and that something had to change.  1955 isn’t such a long time ago, look how far the US has come.  It will be a long time before the UK votes for a black prime minister.  You can outlaw racism without allowing people of colour to be accepted as equal.


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