American Heroes~Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (1913-2005)~by rldubour

ROSA PARKS…WHO STOOD FOR FREEDOM BY SITTING DOWN!

OUR POETRY CORNER

Friday and last day of February, celebrating Black History month, today is:

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (1913-2005)

Born in Tuskegee, Alabama

To Leona and James McCauley

Of African, Cherokee-Creek

And Scots-Irish ancestry.

Father was a carpenter

Mother was a teacher

Rosa had a younger brother

His name was Sylvester

Rosa was a small child

Suffered from poor health.

Chronic tonsillitis mom

Always by her side to help.

When her parents separated

They moved to grandparents’ farm

Just outside of Montgomery

She thought was her lucky charm.

Attending rural schools

Until the age of eleven.

Taking academic and vocational

Courses was the discretion.

Then attending teachers college

Set up by the state of Alabama

Was forced to drop out to care

For ailing grandma and mamma.

In nineteen hundred and thirty- two

She married Raymond Parks.

Taking numerous jobs from domestic

Worker to Hospital Aide she did embark.

Racial segregation was…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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