Thursday, October 27, 2005
A Strong Woman
I was out of town when I read that Rosa Parks had passed away, so I waited until I came home to say anything. As a student of history I always made an effort to study the influential women who changed the world. It's so easy to find information on influential men, but nearly every man of historical significance wouldn't have amounted to a hill of beans had it not been for a strong or influential woman of that time. Rosa Parks was one of those women.
Through a simple act of defiance she became one of a few catalysts that brought down a brutal and inhumane system. She didn’t have stars on her shoulders, ride a hose, carry a gun, or rule an Empire, yet she changed and improved the most powerful nation in history.
I'm saddened that Rosa Parks has passed, but I'm grateful that our nation will never forget her impact.
posted by El Capitan at 2:05 PM
El Capitan -
thanks for posting about Rosa. This photograph is beautiful and powerful. its still easy to take much of what we have today for granted. You are too cool, EC.