Saturday, April 15, 2006
Who's Apologizing Now? The City of Mongomery AL to Rosa Parks. This is a good thing. We believe the city should pass the vote and leave it in the record books for history.
The Montgomery City Council will vote Tuesday on whether the city should formally apologize to civil rights icon Rosa Parks.
Councilman Willie Cook introduced the resolution Friday. Cook said this would be a formal apology, not a pardon. Some people believe the arrest is a badge of honor and the arrest of Parks and other civil rights martyrs is significant to history and should not be altered.
"The apology simply says Rosa wasn't wrong," Cook said. "It says that the government was wrong for the action taken at that time."