• Rosa Parks Centennial

Rosa Parks: an American hero By Judith Stanford Miller, SNN editor (This article was first published on Student News Net, Feb. 5, 2013, ID #6907) Feb. 5, 2013 – The next time you are having a bad day, think of the life of Rosa Parks. Then summon the courage to go on; stand tall for your convictions; and most important, act on your convictions with that courage to make the world a better place for everyone. That was the message at yesterday’s Rosa Parks National Day of Courage at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan. AND there is one more thing you can do – purchase the new Rosa Parks Forever stamp, unveiled yesterday morning as part of the Rosa Parks National Day of Courage celebration, held on the centennial of the birth of Rosa Parks (1913-2005). Rosa Parks (1913 -2005) Born in Tuskegee, Alabama on Feb. 4, 1913, Rosa Parks left an indelible mark on American history as the “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement.” On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery, Alabama city bus after being directed to do so by the bus driver. Rosa was abiding […]