Black History Month Articles Part 3

 
I remember the first time I read Sojourner Truth's speech, Ain't I a Woman?; I don't know that I fully understood the gravity of those words back in the fifth grade. This was the very first time I ...


The Back of the Bus: Why Rosa Parks Refused to Get Up
The anatomy of bus segregation in the Jim Crow South: To understand why Rosa Parks would not move, you must also understand how bus segregation worked.
 
We all know that Rosa Parks's actions on December 1, 1955 helped to spur the Civil Rights movement that ended legal racial segregation in the south and propelled Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. into the f...
 
Popular knowledge tells us that Rosa Parks is the person whose actions spurred the famous Alabama Bus Boycott. That is only partially true. A series of events involving her and other people led to h...

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