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Entries for February 2022

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.

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