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Claudette Colvin

(Macmillan) "When it comes to justice, there is no easy way to get it. You can't sugarcoat it. You have to take a stand and say, 'This is not right.'" - Claudette Colvin On March 2, 1955, an impassioned teenager, fed up with the daily injustices of Jim Crow segregation, refused to give her seat to a white woman on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama.

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23 Amazing Black History Tumblrs

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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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

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10 Historical Badasses You’re Probably Unaware Of

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

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Why Do We Remember Rosa Parks And Not Claudette Colvin?

I learned something cool on the @curiositydotcom app: Why Do We Remember Rosa Parks And Not Claudette Colvin?

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Before Rosa Parks, There Was Claudette Colvin

I learned about this in an undergrad history class. Sometimes I forget that not everyone paid attention in history class.

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