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5 Fantastic Learning Extensions For Our Civil Rights Play

Claudette Colvin became a hero of the civil rights movement when she was just 15 years old. After reading Scope mag’s play about this amazing woman, check out these ideas for how to keep the learning going.

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Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice [Hardcover]: Phillip M Hoose (Author): Amazon.com: Books

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Before Rosa Parks, There Was Claudette Colvin

Before Rosa Parks, There Was Claudette Colvin. Colvin, 15, was arrested on March 2, 1955 when she refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus to a white person. She was one of the plaintiffs in Browder v. Gayle, the court case that successfully overturned bus segregation laws in Montgomery and Alabama.

Claudette Colvin | On March 2, 1955, she was the first person arrested for resisting bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama. 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.

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Before Rosa Parks, There Was Claudette Colvin

Claudette Colvin: b. 1939; Claudette Colvin is a pioneer of the African-American civil rights movement. In 1955, she was the first person arrested for resisting bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, preceding the better known Rosa Parks incident by nine months. Montgomery's black leaders did not publicize Colvin's effort for long because she was a teenager and became an unmarried mother. Given the social norms of the time, the NAACP leaders worried about using her to represent their…

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Alabama State alum and Civil Rights attorney Fred D Gray's first civil rights case was the representation of Claudette Colvin, a 15-year old African American high school student who refused to give up her seat on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama in March 1955. He was also the 1st black to serve in the state legislature in the 1900's

History Heroes: CHILDREN, Claudette Colvin - Civil Rights Campaigner

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