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Claudette Colvin

Claudette Colvin

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In 1955 a teenager, fed up with the daily injustices of segregation, refused to give her seat to a white woman on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Instead of being celebrated as Rosa Parks would be 9 months later, Claudette found herself shunned by classmates and dismissed by community leaders. Undaunted, a year later she dared to challenge segregation again as a key plaintiff in Browder v. Gayle, the case that struck down the segregation laws of Montgomery and swept away the legal underpinnings of the Jim Crow South. Based on extensive interviews with Claudette Colvin and many others, this is the first in-depth account of an important yet largely unknown civil rights figure.

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