Biography Sketch: Claudette Colvin

Learn all about Claudette Colvin in 280 characters or less.

Learn all about Claudette Colvin  in 280 characters or less.

March 2, 1955, Colvin, a 15-year-old student, refused to move to the back of the bus and give up her seat to a white person. Nine months later Rosa Parks was arrested for the same thing.

All I remember is that I was not going to walk off the bus voluntarily.

Learn More!

1. NPR Article: “Before Rosa Parks, There Was Claudette Colvin

2. Read Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose

3. National Women’s History Museum


Learn all about Claudette Colvin  in 280 characters or less.

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