Tuesday 6 December 2016

Great memories

Published 10/12/2011 | 05:00

• I was a little grim on Saturday morning, December 3, because for the previous 10 weeks I used to say, "yippee it's Saturday", but that day, there was no 'Rolling Back the Years' supplement in the Irish Independent.

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Now it is sadly finished and, as they say, all good things must come to an end. I enjoyed 50 wonderful years of history from home and abroad. These wonderful supplements stirred my own memories of the time.

There was a photo of Rosa Parks, the very courageous black woman who refused to give up her seat for a white male passenger on a bus in December 1955 while she was returning from a day at work in Montgomery, Alabama. It was such an iconic moment and changed the course of American history.

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