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Making an Impact

November 30, 2011
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Hey, what’s up? It’s me, Max, and I hope you had a great Thanksgiving weekend! Did you eat a lot of turkey? I did! My dad even calls Thanksgiving, “Turkey Day!” It’s hard to believe that today is already the last day of November. It’s almost 2012! Time flies when you’re hanging out and having fun with Lily and the Hospital Critterz, that’s for sure!

Tomorrow is the first day of December, and Cherry-Ot told me that on December 1, 1955, an African American woman named Rosa Parks was arrested when she refused to give up her seat for a white person on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. See, during that time, there was a law that said that African Americans had to sit in a separate part of the bus, and they had to give up their seats for white people. (That means Lily and I couldn’t have sat together on a bus. That makes me upset!) But Rosa Parks fought for what she thought was right, and she didn’t give up her seat. And her actions inspired a lot of other people to boycott the buses by not riding on them and protest laws about segregation. And this boycott was led by Martin Luther King, Jr.! He’s one of my heroes! The boycott ended on November 13, 1956, when the United States Supreme Court said that Montgomery, Alabama’s segregated buses were unconstitutional.

It’s interesting how one action can help spark a major movement, and I’d like to thank Rosa Parks for being so brave and believing that everyone should have equal rights. Rosa Parks literally took a stand by staying in her seat! That’s pretty cool. She’s one of my heroes, too!

Bye for now!

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