Home Invites Members Groups Events Careers Videos News Photos Blogs Polls Singles Forums Chat
Home > Blogs > Post Content

Civil Rights Icon & Dear Friend Of Rosa Parks, Johnnie Carr Joins The Ancestors... (2234 hits)


Artivist Writes: I fondly remember the late great Mrs. Carr at her childhood friend and comrade Rosa Parks' Memorial Service in Detroit in 2005...She said something that stuck with me till this day...She wanted to verify that her good friend wasn't no reactionary, but that she was a certified revolutionary...She related to the audience that her and Sis. Rosa got a solid education...They were educated by white nuns from up north who taught them the importance of critical thinking, the ability to analyze information and to draw your own conclusion a.k.a. to think for yourself...That point right there stresses the importance of a solid educational foundation...Think of how many revolutionaries we have lost to the prison industry complex institution as well as to a poor public education system...Many high school dropouts especially in the Black communities are functional illiterates meaning that haven't learn to read or write and are the hidden statistics of a failed society...Think about it, some of the Civil Rights Movement's greatest icons and organizers were college educated or had a passion for education...It is up to us all to instill the pride of learning once and for all in our children...Change that we want is right before our eyes if we pay attention to them...Fredrick Douglass once said it is easier to raise strong children than it is to repair broken men...Let's choose the former so we don't have to worry about cleaning up after the latter...
All Power To The People,
R2C2H2 Tha Artivist

[Read More]
Posted By: C H
Sunday, February 24th 2008 at 4:09PM
You can also click here to view all posts by this author...

Report obscenity | post comment
Share |
Please Login To Post Comments...
Email:
Password:

 
More From This Author
Gift to the Class of 2009 and Others
Fathers With Courage & Legendary American Father Martyrs
Remembering Medgar...July 2, 1925-June 12, 1963.
Bridging The Gap Between The Civil Rights & Hip Hop Generations
Education Visionary Writes: Scholarship Deadlines Approaching...Apply Now!!!
Tha Artstorian Ponders:Is Barack Obama The Sam Cooke of American Politics???
A View of the Mountain Top -- Martin Luther King, Jr. in Memphis
Alert, Alert -- 2008 Deadlines Approaching -- Please Share!!!
Forward This Blog Entry!
Blogs Home

(Advertise Here)
Who's Online
>> more | invite 
Latest Photos
>> more | add
Most Popular Bloggers
agnes levine has logged 71522 blog subscribers!
tanisha grant has logged 26299 blog subscribers!
elynor moss has logged 10157 blog subscribers!
min sammy jackson has logged 4778 blog subscribers!
gregory v. boulware, esq. has logged 2872 blog subscribers!
>> more | add