Monday, December 1, 2014

See How Far We've Come

Rosa Parks

That's her booking photo.  

It was 59 years ago today, December 1, 1955, that she sat down on that bus.  At the front.  With the white folk.  

Rosa Parks, they say, started a revolution that day.

Michael Brown
That's Michael Brown, though you can't see him, just his casket and a photo from when he was a child.

It was 113 days ago that he was shot by then-Officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson Police Department.  Like Rosa Parks, he was African-American.

Tamir Rice
That's Tamir Rice.  He was 12 when he died.

It was 9 days ago that he was shot and killed by Officer Timothy Loehmann of the Cleveland Police Department.

Much has changed in the last 59 years.  

In Birmingham, they used fire hoses.

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