Sunday, January 18, 2009

Question Of The Week

***Who is your favorite civil rights icon, past or present?

13 comments:

The Soladay Family said...

You cannot hear/read the words "civil rights icon" without thinking of Rosa Parks. Put yourself in her shoes, and I don't know if I would have had the nerve to ignore that bus driver...pretty amazing.

starnes family said...

Thank you, Allison! I've been laughing all morning at the zero response on this question....plenty for "What trash TV do you like?"....but none for this!

Ladies!!!!!

:)

Mine is Rosa Parks, too.

The Soladay Family said...

You should have known I would respond to this this!

Monica said...

Abraham Lincoln....

Michelle said...

I have to agree...Rosa Parks. She was the first person who came to mind when I read your question.

If the shoe FITZ said...

Steven Colbert

;)

KDLOST said...

harriet tubman!!!

she was just amazing.

civil rights AND women's suffrage... seriously. how cool.

Coco said...

I know it isn't original but Rosa Parks.
That lady had balls of steel.

merrilee said...

Again, Rosa Parks.

Amanda said...

I would have to go with Abe Lincoln too.

bairdfam@windstream.net said...

A predecessor to the civil rights movement-Harriet Tubman. For years I've been teaching my fifth grade students about her. Truly inspiring...makes me think of one of my favorite quotes. "What you would you try if you knew you couldn't fail?"

Shannon said...

I want to say Abraham Lincoln but I feel like Obama is beating us over the head with Lincoln lately. In honor of MLK day, I will say MLK.

Blue-Eyed Scallop said...

Yes, I am late in answering this question, but my favorite civil rights icon was truly MLK. "Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."
Martin Luther King, Jr.