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:: Rosa Parks Quotes :: With this still happening in my country today (where intolerant men try to send women to the back of the bus), we remember Rosa Parks.

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1858 – She refused to give up her seat or ride in the “colored” section of a segregated trolley car in Philadelphia (100 years before Rosa Parks) and wrote one her most famous poems, “Bury Me In A Free Land,” when she got very sick while on a lecturing tour. Her short story “The Two Offers” became the first short story to be published by an African American.

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from NPR.org

Before Rosa Parks, There Was Claudette Colvin

interesting-fact: Claudette Colvin resisted bus segregation nine months before Rosa Parks, and it is her case that went to the Supreme Court — only for her to be swept under the rug by NAACP leaders since she was a pregnant teenager. - www.npr.org/... — Interesting Facts - Like Us on Facebook! And because she was too dark … YES!!!!! Thank you!!! I’m so glad this is going arou

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101 years before Rosa Parks and Claudette Colvin, an African American woman named Elizabeth Jennings refused to be removed from a New York City trolley. Her case in the Brooklyn Circuit Court led to the desegregation of all NYC trolley lines. Her attorney? Future president Chester A. Arthur

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Viola Davis Desmond (1914 –1965) was an Black Nova Scotian who was granted a posthumous pardon, the first to be granted in Canada. The gov't of Nova Scotia also apologized for convicting her for tax evasion, when, in fact, she was resisting a "whites only" discrimination policy in a movie theatre in 1946. Desmond's story was one of the most publicized incidents of racial discrimination in Canadian history. Desmond acted 9 yrs before the famed incident by civil-rights activist Rosa Parks.

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from MadameNoire

7 Of The Most Unrecognized Women in Black History

Septima Clark (5/3/1898 - 12/15/1987) Mrs. Clark, a teacher in South Carolina, established Citizenship Schools throughout the South to teach reading and increase voter eligibility. Quote: "I have a great belief in the fact that whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful thinking. I consider chaos a gift."

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from dotandbo.com

5 Signs You Should be Living in a New York City Brownstone

If you have big windows, why not make them a focal point in the room, a real feature. That way you frame the view in the best possible way.

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