I think it's also very important today to remember the names of Ruth Hamilton and Claudette Colvin, the two women who started the movement 9 months prior to Rosa Parks. You don't learn about them in school, and you really, really should.
One of them was young and pregnant with no husband. The NAACP knew the media would have a field day with her so they chose Rosa Park's as the face of the boycott
I think they should be included in the lesson to show how careful the Civil Rights movement had to be to convince the regular, semi-racist white majority to care about black rights.
This guy is practicing getting abused so that when it happens during a protest he can ignore it instead of responding and ruining the protest by giving some racist cop an excuse to arrest him.
If they didn't present as perfect an image as possible they'd be torn down for not being deserving. A lot of social justice issues are dismissed because of something minor and irrelevant but makes people hearing about it stop caring.
Right, wasn't Rosa picked because she was "good looking" or something like that?
I didn't remember the first 2, I just remembered Rosa wasn't the first.
I remember that one of those women had a child out of marriage so that why they didn't use her
Pretty sure the whole point is that she didn’t stand up
Dont forget about R. Freeman! He was there too
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I'm 31 but it wasn't that long ago my parents had to use black only facilities as kids. Feels a century away to some.
Rosa Parks was a secretary at the NAACP.
And under 18 or something, real young and not a good example for the people to see, which is fair, but they should still give her the credit Rosa recieves
Because there was nothing they could play "gotcha" with to discredit her, or use against her. To bigots, she would a relatively "respectable" black person.
The general idea is called "respectability politics" and is pretty common in the earlier days of social-justice movements. If you look at the oldest gay-rights protests--not pride parades but actual marches-- it looks nothing like you see now.
Easier for people to forget wrong than to admit wrong. (White) People talk about slavery ending 150+ years ago like everything's been lovely since then.
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Present day movements could learn alot from them.
Kind of hard when they are taking rights from every direction.
Robert Freeman don’t forget the name
I teach in a middle school with 99% African American students (I’m white) and they don’t really know the timeline either. A lot of them think slavery and segregation were the same thing, and that slavery ended in the 1960s during the civil rights movement. It’s fascinating to listen to them discuss it.
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This should've read, Rosa Parks sat down for what was right.
Unimpeachable would be the word I’d use to describe Rosa Parks.
You don’t have to believe me, and it’s certainly not every student, but this is absolutely a true story. We read To Kill a Mockingbird every year and going over the era and Jim Crow is something some students seem unfamiliar with every year. They are aware of each section of time (slavery, segregation, civil rights) but not necessarily the years associated with it. So when I talk about 1920s, many don’t know what that means.
Ruth was an unmarried pregnant teen though so she was ignored because... you know... the narrative. lol
And Ida B. Wells of 1884
Reminds me of that Chris Rock bit in 1999: "Nothing more racist than a old black man, you know why? 'Cause the old black man went through some real racism. He ain't go through that "I can't get a cab" shit. He was the cab! White man just jump on his back: "Main Street!"
I always wondered who that was on the wall during Joe Rogan's podcasts. Neat
It’s crazy to think that it was not that long ago. We believe racism is something of the past, but what it is , is a fresh deep wound that is still healing. Hopefully we will get there, I hope I live to see true harmony between people.
Yeah, the way I learned about Rosa Parks was that it was a spontaneous "well that's just not right", but in reality it was a totally planned event that got a ton of coverage on purpose.
It doesn't diminish the point they were making or anything, I was just really confused why I was taught about it wrong
What? You mean Jim Crowe existed after slavery was ended? But I thought Abraham Lincoln ended racism forever /s
That is a really terrible and historically inaccurate way to frame what happened.
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I wish I had their braveryy. good souls.