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. Claudette Colvin is a pioneer of the African-American civil rights movement. In she was the first person arrested for resisting bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, preceding the better known Rosa Parks incident by nine

Claudette Colvin | 10 Historical Badasses You’re Probably Unaware Of

10 Historical Badasses You’re Probably Unaware Of

Claudette Colvin | 10 Historical Badasses You’re Probably Unaware Of

"Claudette Colvin, (b. 1939) a 15-year-old girl, was thrown off a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. She pleaded not guilty to breaking the law. She is carried off the bus backwards whilst being kicked and handcuffed and harassed on the way to the police station. The local black establishment started to rally support nationwide for her cause but dropped it when she became pregnant. Claudette Colvin never made it into the civil rights hall of fame."

Claudette Colvin "Claudette Colvin (born September is a pioneer of the African-American civil rights movement. She was the first person to resist bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, preceding the better known Rosa Parks incident by nine months.

"Claudette Colvin  is arguably the most humble activist in recorded U.S. history. As a teen, she was the first person arrested for resisting bus segregation. Until recent history, Colvin’s resistance, which preceded Rosa Parks’ arrest by nine months, has not been publicized apparently due to her unwed pregnancy. This year the People’s Organization for Progress honored Colvin in Newark, NJ, thanking her for an unsung commitment to civil rights. http://madamenoire.com  Photo Source: Biography

Nine People Every Black Woman Should Know: Claudette Colvin to Sloane Stephens

Claudette Colvin is a pioneer of the African-American civil rights movement. In she was the first person arrested for resisting bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, preceding the better known Rosa Parks incident by nine months.

Nine months before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat for a white person on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, 15-year-old Claudette Colvin did the same. We spoke to her about the experience.

We Interviewed the Teen Who Refused to Give Up Her Bus Seat Before Rosa Parks

Nine months before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat for a white person on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, 15-year-old Claudette Colvin did the same. We spoke to her about the experience.

Claudette Colvin Explains Her Role in the Civil Rights Movement in a Teen Vogue interview

Claudette Colvin Explains Her Role in the Civil Rights Movement

Claudette Colvin Explains Her Role in the Civil Rights Movement in a Teen Vogue interview

101 years before Rosa Parks and Claudette Colvin, an African American woman named Elizabeth Jennings refused to be removed from a New York City trolley. Her case in the Brooklyn Circuit Court led to the desegregation of all NYC trolley lines. Her attorney? Future president Chester A. Arthur

101 years before Rosa Parks and Claudette Colvin, Elizabeth Jennings refused to be removed from a NYC trolley. Her case in the Brooklyn Circuit Court led to the desegregation of all NYC trolley lines. Her attorney? Future president Chester A.

Drunk History - Claudette Colvin and Rosa Parks - YouTube

Drunk History - Claudette Colvin and Rosa Parks - YouTube

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Now 73, Claudette Colvin Was First to Refuse Giving Up Seat on Montgomery Bus

Nine months before Rosa Parks’ historic action, a teenager named Claudette Colvin did the very same thing. She was arrested, and her case led to the U. Supreme Court’s order for the desegregation of Alabama’s bus system.

interesting-fact:  Claudette Colvin resisted bus segregation nine months before Rosa Parks, and it is her case that went to the Supreme Court — only for her to be swept under the rug by NAACP leaders since she was a pregnant teenager. - http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=101719889  —  Interesting Facts - Like Us on Facebook!

interesting-fact: Claudette Colvin resisted bus segregation nine months before Rosa Parks, and it is her case that went to the Supreme Court — only for her to be swept under the rug by NAACP leaders since she was a pregnant teenager.

Today as part of African American History Month we honor the pioneering and courageous spirit of Claudette Colvin.  Nine months before Rosa Parks’ famous bus boycott, Colvin at 15 refused to give up her seat to a white passenger.  She was inspired to stand up for her rights after learning about African American leaders in school.   An outstanding teenager

Nine months before Rosa Parks’ famous bus boycott, Colvin at 15 refused to give up her seat to a white passenger. She was inspired to stand up for her rights after learning about African American leaders in school. A courageous teenager.

Claudette Colvin. Another unsung Pioneer in Civil Rights, refusing to give up from her seat on a segregated bus 9 months before Rosa Parks would do so. Only 15 years old, she was arrested. Her case, part of Browder v. Gayle went all the way to the US Supreme Court that declared in 1956 that segregation on Public Transportation was unconstitutional. Her low profile and arrest made it difficult for her gain employment. Again she was only 15 years old. Children can be so brave where we can't.

Claudette Colvin, refused to be treated like a substandard citizen on one of Montgomery, Alabama buses and did it nine months before Mrs. made his political debut fighting her arrest.

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