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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Rosa Parks!

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In honor of Rosa Parks birthday, I’m reposting, 10 THINGS YOU PROBABLY DIDNT KNOW ABOUT ROSA PARKS.  She was truly a phenomenal woman!  Many focus on her actions that launched the Montgomery Bus Boycott.  But she was an activist long before that!  She traveled the south on behalf of the NAACP investigating sexual assaults of black women.

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“The Oppressed, Having Internalized The Image Of The Oppressor And Adopted His Guidelines Are Fearful Of Freedom.” -Paulo Freire

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“Those Who Love Peace Must Learn To Organize As Effectively As Those Who Love War.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“I Have A Dream.” -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Quote: True Peace Is Not Merely The Absence Of Tension: It Is The Presence Of Justice -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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11 Little Known Facts About Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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 11 Little Known Facts About MLK

  1. MLK loved Star Trek
  2. MLK entered Morehouse College at age 15
  3. MLK earned his doctorate by age 25
  4. MLK was posthumously awarded a grammy for Best Spoken Word Recording in 1971 for his speech, “Why I Oppose The Vietnam War”.
  5. The March on Washington was actually his second, ‘I Have A Dream Speech”. First speech was made in Detroit in June, 1963.
  6. MLK felt the hostility demonstrated towards him in Chicago was deeper than what he received from states in the south such as Mississippi and Alabama.

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Civil Rights Leader Rep. John Lewis Has Navy Ship Named In His Honor

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Rep. John Lewis (right) and U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Maybus

 On January 6, Rep. John Lewis (1940 – ) of Georgia had a Navy ship named in his honor; “USNS John Lewis”. The ship, yet to be built, will be part of the next generation fleet of naval replenishment ships. Other ships in the fleet will also be named after civil rights activists. Continue reading “Civil Rights Leader Rep. John Lewis Has Navy Ship Named In His Honor”

Children’s Books About The Civil Rights Movement

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There are many great books for children and youth about the civil rights movement!Click the link below to view some suggestions!

Children’s Books On The Civil Rights Movement

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“People Always Say That I Didn’t Give Up My Seat Because I Was Tired But That Isn’t True…No, The Only Tired I Was, Was Tired Of Giving In” -Rosa Parks

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