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  1. adam
    adam January 18, 2012 at 9:40 am | | Reply

    Thanks for sharing.

    Does Joelle know that the black people had to **earn*** the thees
    the right to be treated fairly by getting ALL black
    people to quit riding the bus. Does she know that the
    black people walked to get to work and to church?
    The few black people drove their cars to help other
    black people get to where they had to be if they could not
    not walk. And of course, the flyers. They passed
    out flyers to make sure ALL black people in the
    greater Montgomery area knew what was going on.

    Walk to work. Walk home from work. Walk to
    grocery store. Walk home from grocery store.
    Walk to church. Walk home from church.

    This went on for the better part of a year!

    The bus company lost half their revenue during
    this period. The white people took notice.

    Probably not.

    Maybe when she is older ( in
    high school ? ) she will be able to appreciate how
    much effort would have gone into sustaining this
    effort for a year.

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