The 55th anniversary of Rosa Parks stand for Civil Rights

Posted by admin on December 1, 2010 | View Comments

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We talk a lot on this blog about innovation and the process of moving towards better technology, better business and a more efficient education system. As important as these goals are they would not be possible without the innovators and leaders of the past. By building on historical knowledge we are better equipped to make decisions for the future.

Have you been to the Google homepage today? (Screenshot above) If you have you will see they are paying tribute to one of the most amazing women in American history, Rosa Parks. 55 years ago today Rosa Parks stood up for her rights as a human being, a woman and an African American, refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger.

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Parks was arrested, sparking a boycott of the Montgomery, Alabama, bus line that lasted 381 days. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was named the spokesperson for the Boycott, and the protest spread rapidly across the country, calling for equal rights for all citizens regardless of their race, color or creed.

We are glad to see that Google is honoring this important moment in history, and especially this courageous woman. No matter how far we come, we always need to remember where we’ve been, and the people who helped get us where we are today. For addition al resources on Rosa Parks you can visit these sites:

The Rosa Parks Bus at Henry Ford Museum
The Rosa Parks Bus

History Channel
Library of Congress
Rosa Parks Museum, Montgmery, AL

Google Image from Google Doodle
Rosa Parks on bus image from OnInnovation


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