"I was ready to die but give my consent never. Never, never." Those were the words Rosa Parks used in a never-published, never-before-seen essay on an encounter that took place when she was 18 and working as a housekeeper for a white neighbor.
It took a half-century, but Alabama
is finally taking steps towards apologizing to Recy Taylor. She was gang-raped by a group of white men whom two all-white, all-male juries refused to indict. Read an interview with her here. Correction: The apology was passed by the House, but has to clear the…