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Remembering Rosa Parks

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Remembering Rosa Parks

Remembering Rosa Parks

By Elton Camp

Well over a half-century has now passed
Since she resisted discrimination at last

To the back of the bus she refused to move
One person makes a difference she did prove

Ms Parks refused to let herself be disrespected
And didn’t respond as racial bigots expected

Those officials who tried it were surprised
When the civil rights movement it galvanized

President Obama went and sat in her seat
In recognition of the courage of her feat

He well might not be where he is today
If Rosa Parks hadn’t acted in that way

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  1. Date: 12/5/2012 6:44:00 PM
    very well-said! great ending...