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Posted on Mon, Jan 21, 2013 : 12:56 p.m.

Ypsilanti's Fortis Charter Academy students re-enact Montgomery Bus Boycott

By Katrease Stafford

Fortis Charter Academy fourth-graders in Ypsilanti re-enacted the famous Montgomery Bus Boycott in which activist Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat, the Ypsilanti Courier reported.

The fourth-graders acted as Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr. and other figures in a performance for the school's second, third, fourth, and fifth grade students, as well as the principal and parents.

The students put together their own costumes and wrote their own lines.



Tue, Jan 22, 2013 : 1:23 p.m.

Forgetting the past will not make it go away...I commend the students and teachers at Fortis who thought to re-create the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Remembering these events helps ensure that they are not repeated.


Tue, Jan 22, 2013 : 3:37 p.m.

I am reminded of something that was once said. If we forget the past we tend to repeat it. Especially when they said of the holocaust camps, why don't they just burn it to the ground? Hate to say it, we need things like this to remind ourselves that we do do bad things to others.


Tue, Jan 22, 2013 : 2:52 p.m.

It's also called race baiting, This solves nothing, it needs to begin with education.


Mon, Jan 21, 2013 : 8:32 p.m.

It's good that we continue to stir up all of the bads things in this country and not focus on the good things and how far we've come.......this leads to racial unity eventually, right?