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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.

At 15 years old, Claudette Colvin refused to give up her seat nine months before the now-historic Rosa Parks moment. But like many others, her story was excluded from history.

At 15 years old, Claudette Colvin refused to give up her seat nine months before the now-historic Rosa Parks moment. But like many others, her story was excluded from history.

Claudette Colvin became influential in the 1950s civil rights movement after she refused to give up her seat to a white woman on a crowded, segregated bus. The 15-year-old bravely took a stand for what she believed in. #RiseUpAndShine  #IWD2021 

#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 

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At 15 years old, Claudette Colvin refused to give up her seat nine months before the now-historic Rosa Parks moment. But like many others, her story was excluded from history.

Claudette Colvin: the woman who refused to give up her bus seat – nine months before Rosa Parks

Claudette Colvin: the woman who refused to give up her bus seat – nine months before Rosa Parks

Claudette Colvin: the woman who refused to give up her bus seat – nine months before Rosa Parks. Fascinating story by @oliverlaughland 

Claudette Colvin: the woman who refused to give up her bus seat – nine months before Rosa Parks

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At 15 years old, Claudette Colvin refused to give up her seat nine months before the now-historic Rosa Parks moment. But like many others, her story was excluded from history.

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.

At 15 years old, Claudette Colvin refused to give up her seat nine months before the now-historic Rosa Parks moment. But like many others, her story was excluded from 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 

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A must-read interview with Claudette Colvin about the day she refused to give up her seat: #ShePersisted 

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