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#1 emsparks

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Posted 24 October 2005 - 09:21 PM

CNN, on Tuesday, October 25, 2005; Posted: 4:07 a.m. EDT (08:07 GMT), said:

Civil rights icon Rosa Parks dies at 92
Long known as the 'mother of the civil rights movement'


(CNN) -- Rosa Parks, whose act of civil disobedience in 1955 inspired the modern civil rights movement, died Monday in Detroit, Michigan. She was 92.

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Posted 24 October 2005 - 09:31 PM

I just saw this on CNN.  Its sad we lost a great woman today.  RIP Ms. Parks.
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Posted 24 October 2005 - 09:42 PM

Rest in Peace.

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Posted 24 October 2005 - 10:03 PM

RIP dear lady, thank you for your courage.
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Posted 24 October 2005 - 10:14 PM

Terrible news but it was to be expected given her age. :down: :down:
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Posted 24 October 2005 - 10:16 PM

Indeed a great brave woman
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Posted 24 October 2005 - 11:30 PM

RIP :(  we have lost a great person.

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 01:43 AM

Very few people can claim to have been the focal point for the change of an entire nation. Goodnight Rosa Parks, and rest in peace.

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 08:43 AM

Great lady.  Sorry she's gone.

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 09:59 AM

There is a time for all of us - and it was Rosa Parks' time.  I'm happy that she lived to be 92, and that she lived knowing that she made a contribution to the betterment of the world in which she lived.

God speed your journey, Rosa Parks.  Thank you for your shining example.

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 10:00 AM

Given my own mortality issues, don’t get me wrong. Rosa’s death is a loss.

However I too have to say, given her state of health at her advanced age, her death seems more an act of kindness, then an outrage…

I think it was George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) that said “It’s a pity that youth is wasted on the young." If Rosa couldn’t have youth then I pray that she be allowed heaven.

Rest well dear lady, you are among the few that deserve blessed peace. Not for that all important act of righteous defiance, but for how you lived your life…

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 10:47 AM

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 03:12 PM

May we all find strength from her example to stand up for what is right and just.

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 06:49 PM

Well done, Rosa Parks. And thank you.

I imagine that after having lived such a life, having taken a stand that sparked a movement to make this country grow, her rest must be mighty peaceful indeed.

That was a good life.

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 08:50 PM

She's riding to her reward, and she's sitting up front.  

Rest in peace, Rosa Parks.  

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 10:32 PM

Rest in peace...
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Posted 26 October 2005 - 12:23 AM

Most of us are just people. Rosa Parks was an icon, the bar to which the rest of us can only aspire.

Her example and her legacy are greater than her life or death, and by them we shall remember her and her great work, and in that way will continue to be better as a people, simply for her having once lived among us.

From this world of heartache, disappointment and sorrow, go in peace, Rosa Parks, for you have taught us that there is also hope in this world.
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Posted 28 October 2005 - 07:50 PM

http://news.yahoo.co...DltBHNlYwM3MTY-

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In death, Rosa Parks is joining a select few, including presidents and war heroes, accorded a public viewing in the Capitol Rotunda. It's the place where, six years ago, President Clinton and congressional leaders lauded the former seamstress for a simple act of defiance that changed the course of race relations.

On Sunday, Parks becomes the first woman to lie in honor in the vast circular room under the Capitol dome.

The House agreed by voice vote Friday that the body of Parks will lie in honor in the Rotunda on Sunday and Monday "so that the citizens of the United States may pay their last respects to this great American." The Senate approved the resolution Thursday night.

Congress has authorized this rite only 29 times since homage was paid to Henry Clay in 1852. Those honored include Abraham Lincoln, Gen. John Pershing, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Hubert Humphrey and unknown soldiers from the world wars, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. The most recent was President Reagan in June last year.

Parks is one of the few not to be a government official or a member of the military. In 1909 Pierre Charles L'Enfant, the architect who designed Washington, D.C., was commemorated 84 years after his death. In 1998 two Capitol Police officers slain in the line of duty lay in the ornate room 180 feet below the Capitol dome.

She'll also be the first woman to lie in state in the Rotunda.  :cool:
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Posted 28 October 2005 - 08:05 PM

She was a great lady, and I'm certain she rests in peace. I'm proud that people will be able to pay their respects to her at the Capitol Rotunda. She certainly deserves the honor.
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Posted 28 October 2005 - 08:31 PM

Bless her.

To me she not only opened the doors on racism but eventually a lot of other atrocities.
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