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Rosa Parks

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks
On December 1, 1955 She lit up a huge spark
She refused to give up her seat that day on the bus
Instead, she proudly sat, made faces and ignored the fuss

1/23/19

Educate Me With Humor-Leader Clerihew Contest
Sponsor: Andrea Dietrich




Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (1913 – 2005) was an African American civil right’s activist and seamstress whom the U.S. Congress dubbed the “Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement”.Parks is famous for her refusal on 1 December 1955, to obey bus driver James Blake’s demand that she relinquish her seat to a white man. Her subsequent arrest and trial for this act of civil disobedience triggered the Montgomery Bus Boycott, one of the largest and most successful mass movements against racial segregation in history, and launched Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the organizers of the boycott, to the forefront of the civil rights movement. Her role in American history earned her an iconic status in American culture, and her actions have left an enduring legacy for civil rights movements around the world.

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Date: 2/16/2019 4:32:00 PM
I have read your short work and wanted to say congrats on your win ..Way to go.. Sara
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 2/16/2019 4:50:00 PM
Thank you!
Date: 2/4/2019 4:17:00 AM
Hi Tania, I'm just coming back to say congratulations on your placement in the contest:-) Alexis
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 2/4/2019 4:31:00 AM
Thank you Alexis!
Date: 2/3/2019 5:26:00 PM
She sparked an entire movement...Congrats on your win Tania..
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 2/3/2019 5:38:00 PM
Thank you Joe!
Date: 2/3/2019 4:30:00 PM
Great American, great clerihew! Congratulations on your win, Tania!:-)
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 2/3/2019 5:38:00 PM
Thank you Ed!
Date: 2/3/2019 3:49:00 PM
I love the history of Rosa Parks, Tania. Thanks for using her as your leader because she was very important in beginning the fight for civil rights. Congrats in my contest.
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 2/3/2019 5:38:00 PM
Thank you Andrea!
Date: 1/24/2019 7:42:00 PM
Hi Tania, this is an excellent write. A wonderful tribute Clerihew. The humour is most certainly there at the end. Also like the historical notes below the piece. Wishing you all the best for a win. Have a wonderful Friday. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 1/24/2019 8:28:00 PM
Thank you Mike!
Date: 1/24/2019 3:39:00 PM
Tania, you picked a wonderful person to write about, best of luck in the contest ~
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 1/24/2019 8:28:00 PM
Thank you!
Date: 1/23/2019 5:04:00 PM
wow, amazing.. love the last line; it gave the whole scene a little jab of amusement, tania... huggs
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 1/23/2019 6:13:00 PM
Thank you Nette!
Date: 1/23/2019 10:02:00 AM
AWESOME Clerihew. Best for a win! xomo :)))
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 1/23/2019 11:53:00 AM
Thank you Mo!
Date: 1/23/2019 8:04:00 AM
Hi Tania, This is a good tribute piece to a great woman. When Rosa Parks refused to get up she took a stand for equality. Well done. I hope to see you on the winners list. I wish you the best of luck in the contest:-) Alexis
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 1/23/2019 11:53:00 AM
Thank you Alexis!