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Brewman_Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-16-09 12:57 PM
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168. Claudette Colvin
From the article: Few people know the story of Claudette Colvin: When she was 15, she refused to move to the back of the bus and give up her seat to a white person nine months before Rosa Parks did the very same thing.

Most people know about Parks and the Montgomery, Ala., bus boycott that began in 1955, but few know that there were a number of women who refused to give up their seats on the same bus system. Most of the women were quietly fined, and no one heard much more.

Colvin was the first to really challenge the law.





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