Claudette Colvin

Black History Month Honoree 11
Posted on 02/15/2023
Image of Claudette ColvinBefore Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955, there was a brave 15-year-old who chose not to sit at the back of the bus. That young girl was Claudette Colvin. (1939- ). Touting her constitutional rights to remain seated near the middle of the vehicle, Colvin challenged the driver and was subsequently arrested. She was the first woman to be detained for her resistance. However, her story isn't nearly as well-known as Parks'.

Image of Claudette Colvin

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