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    Rosa Parks Dies! :(
    Rosa Parks has been called the "mother of the civil rights movement" and one of the most important citizens of the 20th century. Mrs. Parks was a seamstress in Montgomery, Alabama when, in December of 1955, she refused to give up her seat on a city bus to a white passenger. The bus driver had her arrested. She was tried and convicted of violating a local ordinance.


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    did you know earlier this year she was almost evicted from her apt. for not paying rent for a long long time. But they landlord was explained who she was and let her live rent free.

    Sad that she died.

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    Very very sad. She was an AMAZING woman, what an amazing thing she did!

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    Thank you Rosa.

    Truly sad.
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    She'll be missed. She was truly an icon.

    did you know earlier this year she was almost evicted from her apt. for not paying rent for a long long time.
    Yeah, I read that. Seems whoever was supposed to be handling her financial affairs wasn't doing too well at it! I forgot the specifics, though.
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    Seems someone was always trying to take advantage of her, even to the final years of her life.

    What she did was very courageous, and it's proof that one person can change the world!

    She's in a better place now.

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    just amazing how one person can change the world for better.

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    Thats sad.
    She was one hell of a brave woman who caused some tremendous changes for the better to be made. Here is hoping many more will step up and try to fill her shoes.
    One day parasites and their ilk will be made illegal, I bet a few Lawyers will be pissed off when the day comes.
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    It's sad when someone who means so much to so many passes away. She was truly a woman of courage.
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    I want to echo all that, she had a full life and that is all one can hope for. Lived to 92.

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    Her death brought back memories of being a kid in the 50's and going everywhere on KTL buses in Knoxville Tennessee. We would see those signs saying "Colored Sit in Rear" and not think anything of it. The shame is how we can become numb to injustice and not even see it. I wish I could have met her and can't say that about many folks.

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    Rosa Parks
    how sad to hear, she did great things for the country.

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    hear hear!
    imagine. a black woman in the deep south, 1955. id like to find a transcript of the event. she knew 100% she was in the right and refused to back down. if all of us did this all the time the world would be such a better place; as it is those of us who do it in the end do make it so for others. the aim of all of us should be to live up to such a standard. cj, whats been up the last few days? lol

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