Claudette Colvin: b. 1939; Claudette Colvin is a pioneer of the African-American civil rights movement. In 1955, she was the first person arrested for resisting bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, preceding the better known Rosa Parks incident by nine months. Montgomery's black leaders did not publicize Colvin's effort for long because she was a teenager and became an unmarried mother. Given the social norms of the time, the NAACP leaders worried about using her to represent their…

Claudette Colvin: b. 1939; Claudette Colvin is a pioneer of the African-American civil rights movement. In 1955, she was the first person arrested for resisting bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, preceding the better known Rosa Parks incident by nine months. Montgomery's black leaders did not publicize Colvin's effort for long because she was a teenager and became an unmarried mother. Given the social norms of the time, the NAACP leaders worried about using her to represent their…

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It took 40,000 Black people walking to work for 381 days in Montgomery bus boycott and Rosa Parks to make history.

It took 40,000 Black people walking to work for 381 days in Montgomery bus boycott and Rosa Parks to make history.

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Rosa Parks “I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.”

Rosa Parks “I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.”

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Rosa Parks Death | Today in Black History: October 24, 2005 “The Death of Rosa Parks”

Rosa Parks Death | Today in Black History: October 24, 2005 “The Death of Rosa Parks”

Rosa Parks Death | Civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks dies at 92; local highway was named in ...

Rosa Parks Death | Civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks dies at 92; local highway was named in ...

Rosa Parks Death | Rosa Parks lie in honor at Capital Sunday and Monday

Rosa Parks Death | Rosa Parks lie in honor at Capital Sunday and Monday

Rosa Parks Death | Rosa Parks, civil rights heroine's essay reveals rape attempt by white ...

Rosa Parks Death | Rosa Parks, civil rights heroine's essay reveals rape attempt by white ...

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