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Remembering the Montgomery Bus Boycott During Occupy Times

2011/11/13

It was fifty five years ago today the Supreme Court of the United States of America upheld the decision of the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Alabama “that Alabama’s racial segregation laws for buses were unconstitutional.”  It was only just the beginning of the civil rights movement.  Only the beginning.  So “keep on keeping on” Occupy, we have only just begun!

6 Comments leave one →
  1. DaveW permalink
    2011/11/13 4:50 pm

    If only we had 55 years to achieve the social re-structuring needed for mitigating climate disruption!

    See this excellent article by Naomi Klein which outlines the scale of social re-thinking we need.

    • Christine permalink*
      2011/11/13 9:08 pm

      Thanks for the link, Dave, it is an excellent article. Ms. Klein really nails the reason those who are profiting most from our current system are in full-scale pushback/denial mode. The change needed is fundamental, even more so than that of the civil rights movement.

  2. Cheryl McNamara permalink
    2011/11/13 5:24 pm

    Inspiring! Thanks.

    • Christine permalink*
      2011/11/14 5:58 pm

      You’re welcome, of course, Cheryl!

  3. 2011/11/14 5:58 pm

    I love the song “Waiting for the World to Change”. It resonates!

    • Christine permalink*
      2011/11/14 11:18 pm

      Hope you have a chance to listen to the Makana video, Sherry, I think you’ll love that one, too!

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