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.
1. NPR Article: “Before Rosa Parks, There Was Claudette Colvin“
2. Read Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose