Previously published in Examiner
Part 1 of the Rosa Parks series
Rosa Parks: Freedom Fighter and a Lesser-Known Women’s Rights Leader
The 1960’s and 1970’s was a time of tremendous change in Western cultures, the women’s movement, as we have been covering, no doubt was one of them. Of course there were different revolutions going on at the same time.
The civil rights movement was one for race and color and equal rights for men and women. No serious discussion about women’s rights can ignore the brave contributions of the men and women who found for civil rights. Among these people was Rosa Parks; though she is known as a black civil rights heroine she is equally a woman’s rights heroine as well. All women are sisters regardless of race, color or creed.
The contribution of Rosa Parks to the Civil Rights Movement and the Advancement of Women’s Rights Everywhere
It was on December 1, 1955 when Rosa Parks sat down in the bus too tired to move, or so history recounts. However, in her autobiography she admits she was tired, not tired physically as most people thought but, emotionally and intellectually tired of racial discrimination, and tired of the abuse that had been handed down to her people since the days of slavery.
To be continued
The following is a directory listing for Black Women and Black Men Associations in the Montreal Area provided by Blackmontreal.com