Bus Boycotter Defends Sowell’s Rosa Parks Column

Published December 5, 2005

Dear Editor:

Professor Abramowitz may have missed Thomas Sowell’s major point [“Sowell’s Rosa Parks Column Rebutted by Emory Professor,” Human Events, November 7]. It was state law, supported by federal law, that said segregated transportation between blacks and whites was legal. However, the bus boycott did win the battle–the bus owners as well as the white drivers were the losers and wanted it to come to an end. The federal law only reversed itself to give justice that it had taken away.

Lee Walker ([email protected]) walked in the Montgomery Bus Boycott as a teenager. He is president of The New Coalition for Economic and Social Change and senior fellow of The Heartland Institute.