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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Rosa Parks’

The GOP’s Rosa Parks Racism Tweet Draws Criticism

On December 1, 1955 Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama for a white person. As most people know, this refusal led to Parks being arrested, and she later became known as “The Mother of the Civil Rights Movement.” Many people celebrated Parks’ contributions yesterday, and one group has received a lot of …

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Racism Is Over According To GOP Tweet

Is Racism Over? Republicans thinks so. On Sunday, The Republican National Committee (RNC) seemed to suggest that racism was ended with Rosa Parks’ arrest when it tweeted through its official @GOP Twitter account that, “Today we remember Rosa Parks’ bold stand and her role in ending racism.” The tweet was made in remembrance of the 58th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ fight against …

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Demetrius Newton, Civil Rights Lawyer, Dies at 85

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream Speech” and thus has been a year marked with remembrance of the civil rights movement and assessment of where we stand today. While the United States has made progress toward achieving equal rights for all, there is still much work to be done. Unfortunately, one …

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