Keeping Mum-2

Isaiah 53:7 “He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.”
Isaiah 53:8 “He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.”
…From yesterday…
On a fateful day of December 1, 1955, this 40 year old black woman named Rosa Parks, a seamstress, decided enough was enough, and as a result spoke out and started a revolution!
She was arrested for refusing to give up her seat for a white man on the bus and locked up. When asked why she refused to stand up, she made a very interesting statement, she said, “… I was tired, but the only tired I was, was tired of giving in…”
That statement further infuriated the white community. She was jailed, but was given permission to make only one phone call. She called her pastor and spiritual father, Reverend E.B Nixon. Nixon also went ahead and called his own spiritual authorities by names Reverend A. Philip Randolph and the outspoken Reverend Martin L. King.
They were all part of an organization, called the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.) The NAACP played a huge role in trying to stop segregation.
They took up the case and the black community which made up about 66% of the bus users started what was known as the Montgomery Bus Boycott. They literally paralysed bus services by avoiding the use of the buses while Rosa Parks remained in jail.
The protest challenged the policy of bus segregation and it went on for well over a year.
After 381 days of boycotting the busses, they went to the Supreme Court to prove that it was not legal to segregate blacks from whites on public transportation.
To be continued…
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