On this day in 1955, Rosa Parks refused to stand and then she was arrested for not giving up her seat. At the time, people likely pointed and criticized. Some empathized. Others took action and supported what became the Montgomery Bus Boycott. As history tells us, she was judged and jailed. In turn, she later was […]
Who knew that on that ordinary day in December 1955 that history would be made? Rosa Parks took a simple action of refusing to give up her seat. Her action has had an enduring affect. According to the Washington Post, the United States Postal Service honors her with U.S. “forever stamp” on what would have […]
This weekend marks the 47th anniversary of the signing of the landmark Civil Rights Act. On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Baines Johnson stood along with civil rights leaders to sign one of the most powerful legislative measures to date. Would our nation have evolved as it has today without such an important decision?
Monday, May 17th commemorates the 56th anniversary of the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision that ended legal segregation. This U.S. Supreme Court decision was pivotal in U.S. history because it sparked the civil rights movement and reminds us that there is an opportunity for us all to do more to uphold the intent […]
It was not a typical day. The landmark bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama was about so much more. Often history overlooks the action that was sparked when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat. Indeed it was her fortitude that cold December day that ignited a firestorm of courage nationwide. What is often overlooked, […]