Hannah learned about Rosa Parks in school today and I remembered that Lauren has this book and it was her favorite one to read so I looked for it and I'm so glad I did.
As we all read the book together I started crying thinking of the way she was treated, how anyone was treated that way and the words I read tonight took on new meaning, especially with what's going on in the world right now.
No one has the right to discriminate against another. We are all humans. We all have feelings, have love, have families, have history... We all want a good life and who should have any right to take that away from someone no matter where they're from or the color of their skin or the entity they worship or the language they speak?
Thank you Hannah for asking to learn more about Rosa Parks today and for letting me read it with you. 💜💜💜💜
Under the system of segregation used on Montgomery buses, the ten front seats were reserved for whites at all times. The ten back seats were supposed to be reserved for blacks at all times. The middle section of the bus consisted of sixteen unreserved seats for whites and blacks on a segregated basis. Whites filled the middle seats from the front to back, and blacks filled seats from the back to front until the bus was full. If other black people boarded the bus, they were required to stand. If another white person boarded the bus, then everyone in the black row nearest the front had to get up and stand, so that a new row for white people could be created; it was illegal for whites and blacks to sit next to each other. When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat for a white person, she was sitting in the first row of the middle section.
Often when boarding the buses, black people were required to pay at the front, get off, and reenter the bus through a separate door at the back. Occasionally, bus drivers would drive away before black passengers were able to reboard. National City Lines owned the Montgomery Bus Line at the time of the Montgomery bus boycott. #selmabusboycott #rosaparks #martinlutherkingjr #blackunity #blackawareness #blackawakening #blackpower
💛 Aujourd'hui, ma mission du jour pour le défi photo était de prendre une photo d'#architecture
pour le thème du jour.
En prenant mon RER pour me rendre à Paris, j'ai toujours été attiré par cet immeuble contemporain à côté la gare de Rosa Park que je vois à chaque fois depuis la fenêtre du RER. Difficile de ne pas le voir d'ailleurs...car ses couleurs criardes jaunes et blanches attirent l'oeil ...avec aussi ses fenêtres de formes ronde, en losange et en croix.
Alors je suis descendue à l'arrêt et clic clac, ni une ni deux, c'était dans la boîte pour la partager avec vous ce soir !
Je me suis toujours demandée si il y avait bien des gens qui habitaient dans cet immeuble et à quoi pouvait ressembler les appartements à l'intérieur !
pour toutes vos photos d'architecture...vous m'avez fait voyagé encore une fois ! Bravo
#rosaparks #rer #detail #architecture #30dayschallenge #building #doiy #instaphoto #jaune #contemporain
Appreciating a hip-hop classic: #outkast
1998 LP #aquemini
The groups 3rd full length studio album proved to be a stroke of experimental genius. The 16 track LP is a: soulful/funk underlining, full of live instrumentation with creative themes and colorful lyrics provided by the duo. "The Player" and "The Poet" gave us the timeless hit single #rosaparks
along with the funk driven #skewitonthebarb
was that south joint of humble beginnings and #theartofstorytelling
1 and 2 were exactly that, all the while touching on social issues.. #synthesizer
feat. George Clinton was an awesome almost sci-fi joint that took us to the year 3029 haha. Over all, Aquemini is an INCREDIBLE album! (Fun Fact: Aquemini received 5 mics from The Source magazine, the 1st for any dirty south artist) #hiphop #dirtysouth #atl #legends #classic #90shiphop #holyshithiphop
I used to think money, nice cars, nice houses, back to back in Bentley trucks, private jets, all the material things of this world was success, thought it was important and something to work hard for.. then I realized that chasing purpose, doing God’s will, changing lives, waking people up, putting your life on the line to change the world, that’s real success to me.. i will never chase money, never let it be the reason why I create, purpose is my goal. And if I change a billion lives, humanity and animals and nature, over making a billion dollars, I’ll take take any day.. YOUNG WORLD.. LOVE LIFE, DONT LOVE MONEY. Success comes in fulfilling purpose. Not becoming rich and powerful. #messagetotheyouth #youngworld #chasepurpose #purpose #purposedriven #success #youth #lovelife #Godswill #blackexcellence #humanity #wildlife #life #rosaparks #thebnotecollection
REALLY IMPORTANT POST!!! Thoughts from the sauna!
Homo sapiens, the present species, are around 195.000-315.000 years old and they evolved in east Africa/North Africa.
Hunter-gathers evolved 2 millions years ago. The population we have in Europe now, started for around 9.000 years ago in Southeastern Europe and Northern Europe for around 5.000 years ago. That’s because Europe were depopulated by the last glacial maximum, 15.000 years ago. Today we have much more sophisticated genetic test equipment and there is no doubt, that the population of Europe, first had dark skin. Just like the polar bear became a reality by a genetic mutation between two brown bears. The new “white” bear had an advantage of hiding in the snowy landscape when hunting and therefor by evolution, that gene became the one that “survived” in that area. In Northern Europe the low light favoured light skin and the gene spread faster there, than in the south of Europe. When the first farmers from the Near East entered Europe, they carried two light skin genes and as they interbred with the hunter-gatherers one of the genes swept through Europe. So central and Southern Europe began to have lighter skin. We people in the modern Europe are a crazy mix of genes from society’s all around the world. It’s no more than 5.800-7.800 years ago, that people in Europe got pale skin.
So here comes the sad part. Imagine how many years some were thought by religion or other believes, that the black man was a slave for the white man, and they could use them like they were things! I’m really sorry how some of my ancestors might have treated my older ancestors! But like Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks turned the whole situation around, by forgiving the white people for their violent acts and abuse, so do I. I forgive you all. That’s how we move forward, by spreading love and not hate. The same thing is happening with animals right now, it’s called speciesism. We know today, from science that animals have feelings, they are all individuals and many of them have empathy for one another. 👇🏼👇🏼 Last part in comments👇🏼👇🏼 Sorry for long post 🙈😊