Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Rosa Parks' funeral.

As she lived, died and is being buried here in Detroit, her funeral is obviously being televised. (I've been watching since 10 am and, as of almost noon, we're still waiting for the actual program to start...and now I have to leave for my student teaching seminar, so I'm pretty bummed.) Anyway, my question is: my mom told me that they're televising it in West Michigan. Are any other stations across the country broadcasting the funeral proceedings? Is this a national thing or just a regional event?

We discussed Rosa Parks in my language arts class yesterday morning. One student said, "So people were treated bad just 'cuz of their color? That's stupid, Miss K."

I couldn't agree more.

Rosa Parks: "she stood up by sitting down."

7 comments:

Renee said...

I'm taping it for you as we speak.

Profound words from your student:-)
Unfortunately, though, it does still happen.

Jen said...

It just finished up at like 6 pm!!!!!

Nik said...

I would think it's more of a national thing. She may have lived in MI, but what she did happened in Alabama and because of her actions, it changed the entire nation (Just my opinion though).

Renee said...

I think I was able to get the whole thing... I'll mail it to ya either today or tomorrow.

Anna said...

The news said that her funeral was 7 hours long- Wow!

Saur♥Kraut said...

she stood up by sitting down. Perfect! I vote for that being on her tombstone. It is marvellous!

Jen said...

Yeah, I read it in an article, which is why i put it in quotes. I can't remember who said it but it sure stuck in my mind. It was from that article I brought into my class on Tuesday.