Claudette Colvin

Title

Claudette Colvin

Subject

Civil Rights activism

Description

At the age of 15, she tried to integrate the bus system and break down segregation

Creator

Amy French

Source

Image Source: Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times (left) The Montgomery Advertiser, via Melanie Kroupa Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux (right)

Birth Date

1939

Birthplace

Alabama, USA

Occupation

Nurse's aide

Biographical Text

Claudette Colvin was born in Montgomery, Alabama. In 1955, at age 15, she stood up against segregation by refusing to give up her seat on a bus. She was arrested on several charges, including violating the city's segregation laws. Her action took place nine months before Rosa Parks did the same thing.

Bibliography

Hoose, Phillip. Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice. (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2009).

Files

colvin.jpg

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Date Added
June 8, 2014
Collection
Reform (Social or Labor)
Item Type
Person
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Citation
Amy French, “Claudette Colvin,” Women Who Dared, accessed October 20, 2019, https://womenwhodared.omeka.net/items/show/14.