Sunday, March 9, 2014

Claudette Colvin Is Honored for Women's History Month

Young Claudette Colvin 
Claudette Colvin 

Claudette Colvin (born September 5, 1939) is a pioneer of the African-American civil rights movement. She was the first person to resist bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, preceding the better known Rosa Parks incident by nine months. The court case stemming from her refusal to give up her seat on the bus, decided by the U.S. District Court, ended bus segregation in Alabama. The case went to the Supreme Court and finally ended transportation segregation nationally.

Last year (2013) for Women's History Month "The Peoples Organization for Progress" invited Mrs Claudette Colvin to New Jersey, in order to pay homage to the part she took  in the Montgomery, Alabama struggle for civil rights. It's my pleasure to share this effort by this active grassroots organization to honor the heroism exhibited this elder in very dangerous circumstances and to keep the memory of what she did always alive in our historical archive. God Bless.

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