Making a permanent impression since 1994
October 31, 2005
Sitting in Rosa Parks' seat on The Bus
Tara Brooke Stacey
in my American history class last Monday talking to my friend Courtney, I
noticed my teacher passing around a worksheet about civil rights. This was odd
to me, considering we were studying the Gold Rush just the week before.
everyone in the class received a paper, my teacher, Ms. Lentz, explained to us
that just that morning, Rosa Parks had died.
I heard her say that, an image popped into my head. It was “The Bus.”
Bus” made Parks the mother of the civil rights movement.
than two weeks ago, my history class took a field trip to the Henry Ford Museum.
There, I took a tour of “The Bus” and literally sat in the seat that this
courageous woman refused to give up for a white man on that cold winter day of
Dec. 1, 1955.
tour guide said the museum bought the bus not too long ago on eBay!
course he gave us a speech about all of Parks' greatest achievements and awards.
Then he mentioned that she was still alive, living in Detroit at the age of 92.
thought to myself, what an awesome woman. She was so well known just for doing
what any brave African American would have done.
who went to jail for standing up for what she believed in, is a woman I now call
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