Claudette Colvin: b. 1939; Claudette Colvin is a pioneer of the African-American civil rights movement. In 1955, she was the first person arrested for resisting bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, preceding the better known Rosa Parks incident by nine months. Montgomery's black leaders did not publicize Colvin's effort for long because she was a teenager and became an unmarried mother. Given the social norms of the time, the NAACP leaders worried about using her to represent their…

Before Rosa Parks, There Was Claudette Colvin

Claudette Colvin: b. 1939; Claudette Colvin is a pioneer of the African-American civil rights movement. In 1955, she was the first person arrested for resisting bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, preceding the better known Rosa Parks incident by nine months. Montgomery's black leaders did not publicize Colvin's effort for long because she was a teenager and became an unmarried mother. Given the social norms of the time, the NAACP leaders worried about using her to represent their…

Rosa Parks was NOT the first black woman to refuse to give up her bus seat. Read the story and share it with everyone you know!!!! What a fraud..

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Rosa Parks was NOT the first black woman to refuse to give up her bus seat. Read the story and share it with everyone you know!!!! What a fraud..

Claudette Colvin: b. 1939; Claudette Colvin is a pioneer of the African-American civil rights movement. In 1955, she was the first person arrested for resisting bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, preceding the better known Rosa Parks incident by nine months. Montgomery's black leaders did not publicize Colvin's effort for long because she was a teenager and became an unmarried mother. Given the social norms of the time, the NAACP leaders worried about using her to represent their…

Before Rosa Parks, There Was Claudette Colvin

Claudette Colvin: b. 1939; Claudette Colvin is a pioneer of the African-American civil rights movement. In 1955, she was the first person arrested for resisting bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, preceding the better known Rosa Parks incident by nine months. Montgomery's black leaders did not publicize Colvin's effort for long because she was a teenager and became an unmarried mother. Given the social norms of the time, the NAACP leaders worried about using her to represent their…

On March 2, 15-year-old Claudette Colvin is arrested after refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a racially segregated bus in Montg...

On March 2, 15-year-old Claudette Colvin is arrested after refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a racially segregated bus in Montg...

Claudette Colvin was the first person to resist bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, preceding the  Rosa Parks incident by nine months. The court case stemming from her refusal to give up her seat on the bus decided by the U.S. District Court in Feb, 1956 and then by the United States Supreme Court in Dec, 1956, ended bus segregation in Alabama. Montgomery's black leaders did not publicize Colvin's pioneering effort for long because she was a teenager and became pregnant while unmarried.

Claudette Colvin was the first person to resist bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, preceding the Rosa Parks incident by nine months. The court case stemming from her refusal to give up her seat on the bus decided by the U.S. District Court in Feb, 1956 and then by the United States Supreme Court in Dec, 1956, ended bus segregation in Alabama. Montgomery's black leaders did not publicize Colvin's pioneering effort for long because she was a teenager and became pregnant while unmarried.

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No Longer a Civil Rights Footnote: Claudette Colvin

Claudette Colvin

Before Rosa Parks, There Was Claudette Colvin

Claudette Colvin (1939) was the 1st person to resist bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama. She was kicked and handcuffed and harassed on the way to the police station. The court case stemming from her refusal to give up her seat on the bus ended bus segregation in Alabama.  Black leaders did not publicize Colvin's pioneering effort for long because she was a teenager and became pregnant while unmarried. Claudette Colvin never made it into the civil rights hall of fame.

Claudette Colvin (1939) was the 1st person to resist bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama. She was kicked and handcuffed and harassed on the way to the police station. The court case stemming from her refusal to give up her seat on the bus ended bus segregation in Alabama. Black leaders did not publicize Colvin's pioneering effort for long because she was a teenager and became pregnant while unmarried. Claudette Colvin never made it into the civil rights hall of fame.

Claudette Colvin was a civil rights activist in Alabama during the 1950s. When she was 15, she refused to give up her seat on a bus months before Rosa Parks' more famous protest.

Claudette Colvin was a civil rights activist in Alabama during the 1950s. When she was 15, she refused to give up her seat on a bus months before Rosa Parks' more famous protest.

LAUDETTE COLVIN (1939 - )  In 1955, Claudette Colvin was the first person arrested for not giving up her seat to a white person in Montgomery, Ala., when she was only 15 years old in 1955 — nine months before Rosa Parks was detained for the same reason.

LAUDETTE COLVIN (1939 - ) In 1955, Claudette Colvin was the first person arrested for not giving up her seat to a white person in Montgomery, Ala., when she was only 15 years old in 1955 — nine months before Rosa Parks was detained for the same reason.

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