White House Blog Honors Claudette Colvin

As this African American History Month comes to a close and the book celebrates its second anniversary with a paperback release, it is gratifying to see Claudette’s name so often mentioned alongside that of Rosa Parks.  Even the White House dog, Bo mentioned Claudette’s contribution in his blog:

“While it was clearly Rosa Parks’ destiny to become the name and face we associate with the desegregation movement, many folks aren’t aware that 15 year old Claudette Colvin had also been thrown in jail for refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus only 9 months earlier…Thank you Claudette Colvin for your bravery and passion!”


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