Before Rosa Parks, There Was Claudette Colvin

3 Posted by - February 6, 2019 - BLACK CHILDREN, CIVIL RIGHTS

In March 1955, nine months before Rosa Parks, in Montgomery, Alabama, high school student Claudette Colvin was arrested when she refused to give up her seat to a white person on a bus.

Before this, other Black women had refused to give up their seats, but they usually did not make a fuss, they just paid their fines.

Claudette was inspired by Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth

via Black History International.

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