Claudette Colvin

Claudette Colvin

Twice Toward Justice

Book - 2011
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Presents the life of the Alabama teenager who played an integral role in the Montgomery bus strike, once by refusing to give up a bus seat, and again by becoming a plaintiff in the landmark civil rights case against the bus company.
Publisher: New York : Square Fish, 2011, c2009
Edition: 1st Square Fish ed
ISBN: 9780312661052
Branch Call Number: F334.M753 C6554 2011x
Characteristics: 150 p. : ill. ; 23 cm


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On March 2, 1955, an impassioned teenager, 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 just nine months later, fifteen-year-old Claudette Colvin found herself shunned by her classmates and dismissed by co... Read More »

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In 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, black teenager Claudette refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white woman. Nine months later, Rosa Parks did the same thing, sparking off the Montgomery bus boycott and changing the face of the South. Why do we all know Rosa Parks, but not Claudette Colvin?


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