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(Sept. 5, 1939)

On March 2, 1955, a full nine months before Rosa Parks’ famous arrest, Claudette Colvin was THE FIRST TO BE dragged from a Montgomery bus by two police officers, arrested and taken to an adult jail to be booked. She was only 15 years old and when arrested for defying bus segregation in Montgomery.

For he sacrafice at that time  it created an upset in the community of Montgomery that which led to Mrs. Rosa Parks’ actions, the bus boycott, and the Supreme Court ruling to end segregation on buses.

Her arrest and her vision for equality went unmentioned for decades and now the true life story is out. We thank you.


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