Posts Tagged: rosa parks

This Week in Essays

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For the Passages North blog, Jennifer Maritza McCauley discovers a connection to Rosa Parks and goes to Alabama in search of answers. Can you go home again to a place you’ve never been? Enuma Okoro writes for Aeon on moving to Nigeria to escape America’s problems.

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Princess Leia: Feminist Hero

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Star Wars is a bit more pop-culture-y than we tend to do around here, but I can’t help but share this piece from Emily Hauser on why we should stop talking about “Slave Leia” (who’s only in that costume for three minutes) and instead talk about “Leia the Hutt Slayer”: We’re not the franchise, though. We’re the ones who […]

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Happy Birthday, Rosa Parks!

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Civil-rights activist Rosa Parks would have turned 100 today. Racialicious has a great post debunking some popular myths about her famous refusal to sit at the back of the bus: “People always say that I didn’t give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn’t true. I was not tired physically, or no […]

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Revisiting Rosa Parks

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Today is the anniversary of Rosa Parks’s refusal to give up her bus seat, resulting arrest and Montgomery boycott. The Grio discusses Park’s life and legacy, calling out her mischaracterization as “a simple woman who chose not to stand because she had tired feet,” and recognizing her for who she was: “a tireless advocate for […]

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