Tuesday, December 01, 2009
A Description of the Rosa Parks Project
We got on the bus, two or three of us at a time. “Hi, Everyone! Who can tell me what happened on this day, December 1, 1955?” One of us would ask this while another one of us started passing out the fans. “That’s right, today is the day Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the front of the bus, paving the way for all Black people to be able to sit anywhere on the bus.” After a short speech about Rosa, when everyone on the bus held a fan in front of their face with Rosa’s photo on it, we took a photograph. These are the images we took today. We hope that more people will join us on March 2, 2010, to commemorate Claudette Colvin in the same way. Claudette is the teenager who inspired Rosa Parks nine months earlier by being the first to refuse to move to the back of the bus. If you’d like to get involved, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.