Nov. 30, 2021

December 1, 1955 Hell No, No Way I'm Moving

December 1, 1955
Rosa Parks Day In America
The Black Blogger
 
On this day 66 years ago the legendary warrior for justice Rosa Parks stayed seated on a public segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. As Fannie Lou Hamer would defiantly state a decade later, Rosa Parks was simply plained tired, tired of being treated as less than human although when Rosa looked around the City of Montgomery, Alabama she understood and believed in her sense of self-worth.

Who could've known that Rosa Park’s single act of defiance against the southern system of Jim Crow would ignite a civil rights movement that would save the tainted race-tinged soul of this nation? Who could've known that this act would lead to the introduction of a 26-year-old baptist minister from Atlanta, Georgia, who would become the face of truth, and justice not only in America but also the entire world, Dr. Martin Luther King.

Who could've known that Rosa Parks remaining seated would motivate black people all over this nation to stand up straight taking the weight of oppressive hatred off their backs? Who could've known that this "sister of small stature" actually had the power of All Mighty God within her?

Who could’ve thought of all the more powerful weapons available it was love that was the most formidable opponent against injustice. Who could’ve thought that direct people's action was mightier then than the weapons of terrorism, bigotry, and hate?

Who could've known that Rosa Park's image and the statue would end up in the Halls of a United States Congress Foyer, a Congress that before had legitimized the oppressive laws that encouraged segregation and hatred of people throughout this nation.

Who could've known that demonstrations throughout the South over the next decade while utilizing the method of direct non-violent action black communities would facedown the bigotry and viciousness of Jim Crow, and white hatred? It seemed that every night America and Americans saw televised and visible this evil racism raise it’s ugly head.

America should've known that injustice could not be allowed to fester. That eventually truth and righteousness would eventually rush down like the rushing river of hope's waters to release a torrent of freedom unclaimed because of man's inhumanity to man.