Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Happy Anniversary Montgomery

55 years ago... December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery public bus. In so doing, Rosa Parks was arrested, ignited the Montgomery Bus Boycott and ushered in the civil rights movement.

But, make no mistake, change rarely comes from a single isolated event.

The year before Rosa Parks' arrest, Aurelia Browder, Susie McDonald, Claudette Colvin and Mary Louise Smith each made a similar stand against the unfair laws.

By the afternoon of December 1, 1955... the collective consciousness was ready. Rosa Parks was ready. The community leaders and pastors were ready. Enough was finally enough.

"It always seems impossible until its done." - Nelson Mandela

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