Quick History: Claudette Colvin

Year: 1955

Place: Montgomery, Alabama

As everyone knows, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus for a white man, thus making history with her defiance and arrest.

However, back in March of that same year–and in the same place of Montgomery, Alabama–a young teen by the name of Claudette Colvin had already done this. She had refused relinquish her seat for a white person, and as a consequence, was arrested.

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