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Civil Rights Icon & Dear Friend Of Rosa Parks, Johnnie Carr Joins The Ancestors... (2556 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

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Posted By: C H
Sunday, February 24th 2008 at 4:09PM
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