6 June 2018


Rosa Parks 1 December 1955 Montgomery, Alabama. ‘She was returning from work, the bus was crowded and as usual the first half of the bus was reserved for white people, while black people like Rosa were only allowed to sit at the back; this was in accordance with the strict racial segregation laws that operated in the American South at the time…The bravery of Rosa Parks and her refusal to be brought low by injustice and fear has proved to be a symbol of the strength of passive resistance.’ (Do join us at the shop this Sunday for coffee before we set out to join the Procession to celebrate our ancestors, the suffragettes. And please march with us – carrying the ‘Women Writers for Europe’ poster – on the People’s Vote March on June 23rd.)