Nine months before Rosa Parks’ famous bus boycott, Colvin at 15 refused to give up her seat to a white passenger. She was inspired to stand up for her rights after learning about African American leaders in school. A courageous teenager.
Claudette Colvin: b. Claudette Colvin is a pioneer of the African-American civil rights movement. In she was the first person arrested for resisting bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, preceding the better known Rosa Parks incident by nine
Rosa Parks,Honoured only years later. Was a civil rights activist who refused to give her seat away to a white passenger on a 'coloured' section of the bus. Her act and the Montgomery bus boycott are important events to the civil rights movement.
In this 1955 picture, Rosa Parks is seen in her Montgomery county mugshot after being arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus to a white passenger. The actions of Rosa Parks and the subsequent Montgomery …
Remembering the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Jarvis DeBerry
Martin Luther King Webquest -- January is Martin Luther King Day and February is Black History Month. Perhaps, you may find a webquest I developed on Martin Luther King of value to use during this time. (Continue behind the link.
On Dec 1 Mrs.Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a segregated Montgomery, Alabama bus and was arrested. On Dec the US Supreme Court ruled that segration on city bus lines is unconstitutional.