Claudette Colvin

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Birthday
5, 1939
Birthplace
Alabama
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
5, 1939 (age 78)
Birthplace
Alabama

About

Civil rights activist during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960's who was the first person to resist bus segregation, nine months before Rosa Parks was kicked off the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Before Fame

She was a student at the segregated Booker T. Washington High School in Alabama and she became pregnant as a teenager.

Trivia

She testified in the case Browder v. Gayle, which was appealed all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court, which in turn declared bus segregation unconstitutional in 1956.

Family Life

She had a son named Raymond.

Associated With

She resisted bus segregation nine months before Rosa Parks, but NAACP leaders were hesitant to use her as a representative for the movement because she became pregnant as an unmarried teenager.