Claudette Colvin

Claudette Colvin

Twice Toward Justice

Book - 2009
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Presents the life of the Alabama teenager who played an integral but little-known role in the Montgomery bus strike of 1955-1956, once by refusing to give up a bus seat, and again, by becoming a plaintiff in the landmark civil rights case against the buscompany.
Publisher: New York : Melanie Kroupa Books, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780374313227
Branch Call Number: J B COLVIN
Characteristics: 133 p. : ill. ; 24 x 22 cm


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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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