Tag Archives: Rosa Parks

Tip of the iceberg

There’s always more to the story. We never bother to teach our kids about great Mississippians like Fannie Lou Hamer (view bio piece) and (view 1964 DNC testimony). And not many people teach their kids about Vernon Johns (see James Earl Jones portrayal) who preceded Martin Luther King the way that Claudette Colvin (see story in Mother Jones) preceded Rosa Parks. We are connected in ways that we don’t appreciate and that unconsciousness breeds disrespect. We have forgotten who we are and many of us don’t know from whom we are descended.