- Most of us remember Sis. Rosa Parks. Because of the import of the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott in Montgomery, AL, she should have been a scholar-in-residence at all “Historically Black Universities and Colleges” instead of being employed as a waitress at Hampton Institute in Virginia. She was in dire need of this job to pay her bills. Blacks in Detroit, MI had failed her after he had to flee Montgomery. This is how Blacks reward their “sacrificial lambs”.
- At the United African Movement’s weekly forum on this Wednesday night, April 2, 2014, 6:45 p.m. at the Brooklyn Christian Center in Brooklyn, Blacks will get a “second chance” to show their true stripes. Sis. Claudette Colvin, whose arrest for defying Alabama’s laws on segregated,intrastate travel preceded the arrest of Sis. Rosa Parks, will be at the Brooklyn Christian Center, 1061 Atlantic Avenue (bet. Classon and Franklin) in Brooklyn.
- This program will promptly start with the showing of a videotape about Gayle v. Browder. I will give a brief presentation on the significance of the legal history of the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott including its “attorney” and the four Black women who “officially” ended “Jim Crow” in the South. The arrest of Sis. Parks and the work of its “architect” were only the beginning of the story. Sis. Claudette Colvin will be the keynote speaker. She will tell “the rest of the story”.
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