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Napoleon Bonaparte stated: “History is a set of lies agreed upon.” Apart from his poor English. He was French, after all. He got this one right. This being “Black History Month,” one lie is often repeated, which I don’t agree with being genuine. That is the lie Rosa Parks began the Civil rights movement when she refused to give up her bus seat to a white person; she was thrown from the bus and arrested. Rosa Parks may have done this and been arrested, but she wasn’t the first African American to do this. After another f teen in Montgomery, Alabama, Claudette Calvin, was arrested for refusing to up her seat, Rosa Parks stole the idea. Rosa Parks was a political activist who read about Calvin’s arrest and decided to repeat the stunt for her own purposes.

If we want to give credit to the real pioneers of the Civil Rights Movement, let’s stick with the truth with the people who did the work: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Jackie Robinson. King gave up his life for the cause. Robinson fought incredible odds and hatred to be the first black player in baseball, America’s game.

Where does this leave a charlatan like Rosa Parks, who took all the fame and fortune from a true hero like Claudette Calvin? It is easier to accept the lie now that it has gone on for so longs, and we have monuments in her name, but since we have disgraced the names of great whites, and torn down monuments in their honor, why not accept the truth that this wokeness is political bullshit. Tear down any monuments dedicated to Rosa Park’s lie.