Rosa Parks

Remembering Southern Black freedom fighter Mabel Williams   |   April 25, 2014
Mabel Williams, who with her husband Robert F. Williams called for armed self-defense against racist violence in Jim Crow North Carolina and lived in exile in Cuba and China for a...

 

Coretta a "communist"? There's a history here   |   March 24, 2006
The Washington Post's new blogger Ben Domenech, a staunch conservative brought on to "balance" the paper's "liberal" image, is being hammered on many...

 

Remembering Rosa Parks, again   |   December 1, 2005
Posted by R. Neal Montgomery reflects as today marks the 50th anniversary of the day Rosa Parks took a stand by staying seated. May she rest in peace.

 

Remembering Rosa Parks, looking to the future   |   November 1, 2005
Posted by R. Neal I happened to catch some coverage of yesterday's Rosa Parks memorial service at the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington. I had to...

 

381 days   |   October 26, 2005
Charlie Cobb, a key organizer in the civil rights movement who conceived the idea of "freedom schools" to bring real education to dispossessed black children in...

 

Rosa Parks: Symbols, myths and movements   |   October 25, 2005
If you've read the eulogies to Rosa Parks today, you've probably read the same story I have about the event that made her a civil rights legend: on December 1, 1955, a...

 

Thank you, Miss Rosa   |   October 25, 2005
Rosa Parks, one of the countless heroes of the Southern freedom movement whose symbolism of defiance to injustice inspired millions, has died. Since her passing comes in between...

 

Stayed on Freedom   |   October 10, 2005
December 1, 2005 marks the 50th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. That's the day when Rosa Parks, a former secretary for the local NAACP, boarded the Cleveland Avenue...