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Quotations Related to ANTARCTICA

“Sea ice conditions have remained stable in Antarctica generally.”
— Ian Allison

“A static hero is a public liability. Progress grows out of motion.”
— Richard E. Byrd

“Few men during their lifetime comes anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used.”
— Richard E. Byrd

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Quotations Related to ORSON WELLES

“At twenty-one, so many things appear solid, permanent, untenable.”
— Orson Welles

“A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.”
— Orson Welles

“A good artist should be isolated. If he isn’t isolated, something is wrong.”
— Orson Welles

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JerryPhoto_8x8_P1010031Today we take a look at the life of Rosa Parks. This brave woman, while slight in structure, made the stand against the Jim Crow laws that created a two class system in the south. We continue this series with one of this women who was involved in one of the triggering events leading to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.

On the way back home after a hard day at work, Rosa Parks was asked to yield her seat on the bus in Montgomery, Alabama, to a white man. And this was not a request due to intentionally sitting in the white section of the bus! No, she sat in the back section of the bus, but as it progressed along its route, additional white riders boarded and were force to stand while there were empty seats in the Colored section of the bus. Rosa Parks sat in the forward part of the Colored section; at one of the stops, the bus driver, in order to make more seats available for the white riders, moved the demarcation sign behind where Parks was seated.

She was then requested to relocate to the new Colored section. She refused, was arrested, and taken to jail. This triggered the Montgomery Bus Boycott. She did not start out as an activist, but became active after her experience; her life has many valuable lessons for the rest of us. Equity belongs to us all: male or female; black, Hispanic, or white; sexual preference; or any other dimension that distinguishes one person from anotherGLB

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Special Tribute

Rosa Parks in RotndaOctober 30, 2005
Civil rights icon Rosa Parks, who was arrested 50 years earlier for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white man, is the first woman and second African American to lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

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Quotations Related to ROSA PARKS

“Our mistreatment was just not right, and I was tired of it.”
— Attributed to Rosa Parks

“I would like to be known as a person who is concerned about freedom and equality and justice and prosperity for all people.”
— Rosa Parks

“I knew someone had to take the first step and I made up my mind not to move.”
— Attributed to Rosa Parks

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Quotations Related to HERBERT HOOVER

“Blessed are the young for they shall inherit the national debt.”
— Herbert Hoover

“Children are our most valuable natural resource.”
— Herbert Hoover

“About the time we can make the ends meet, somebody moves the ends.”
— Herbert Hoover

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Quotations Related to PROHIBITION

“Prohibition has made nothing but trouble.”
— Al Capone

“For every prohibition you create you also create an underground.”
— Jello Biafra

“Prohibition is better than no liquor at all.”
— Will Rogers

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Quotations Related to SUBWAY

“I got lost a lot, and I was a really bad waitress… I got lost on the subway.”
— Piper Perabo

“I like the tube more than the NY subway though, you’ve got cushioned seats.”
— Neil Patrick Harris

“I would roll up pennies to take the subway to work in Times Square. I was broke, but I was happy.”
— Jennifer Garner

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Quotations Related to MARGARET SANGER

“A free race cannot be born of slave mothers.”
— Margaret Sanger

“Dire poverty drives this mother back again to the factory (no intelligent person will say she goes willingly).”
— Margaret Sanger

“The submission of her body without love or desire is degrading to the woman’s finer sensibility, all the marriage certificates on earth to the contrary notwithstanding.”
— Margaret Sanger

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Quotations Related to BATTLES

“More history is made by secret handshakes than by battles, bills and proclamations.”
— John Barth

“Masculinity is not something given to you, but something you gain. And you gain it by winning small battles with honor.”
— Norman Mailer

“If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.”
— Sun Tzu

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Quotations Related to LABOR

“Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.”
— George Washington

“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

“It is essential that there should be organization of labor. This is an era of organization. Capital organizes and therefore labor must organize.”
— Theodore Roosevelt

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Quotations Related to BATTLE

“Marriage, in life, is like a duel in the midst of a battle.”
— Edmond About

“General Pickett, finding the battle broken while the enemy was still reinforcing, called the troops off.”
— James Longstreet

“A man should never put on his best trousers when he goes out to battle for freedom and truth.”
— Henrik Ibsen

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