December 5th 2008 is exactly 53 years since the trial of Rosa Parks for not giving up her seat on a bus. Looking back at it today, we all wonder how Jim Crow laws seemed possible. Hopefully we'll continue to mature and reverse remaining laws of oppression.
In 1999, the estate of Rosa Parks sued Outkast for the use of Rosa Parks's name in one of their songs. After a bitter uphill battle of trials and appeals, a settlement for some undisclosed dollar amount was reached.