At just 15, Claudette Colvin was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white woman. Her story went largely untold — until historians revealed how Colvin paved the way for the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Let's recognize her for the civil rights leader she was and is.
#OnThisDay 66 years ago 15-year-old Claudette Colvin took a bus home, refused to give up her seat to white passengers, and inspired the actions that would lead to the Montgomery Bus Boycott. “History had me glued to the seat,” she says. #WomensHistoryMonth
The story of 15 year-old Claudette Colvin, who would not give up her seat for a white passenger in 1955 Alabama, is often overlooked. This interview by @abbydphillip is an essential lesson in history.
In 1955, Claudette Colvin was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger. Claudette became a plaintiff in Browder v. Gayle, which ruled Montgomery's segregated bus system unconstitutional. #WomensHistoryMonth