Twice Toward Justice
From Library Staff
On March 2, 1955, an impassioned teenager named Claudette Colvin refused to give up her seat to a white woman on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama.
"When it comes to justice, there is no easy way to get it. You can't sugarcoat it. You have to take a stand and say, 'This is not right.'" - Claudette Colvin On March 2, 1955, an impassioned teenager, fed up with the daily injustices of Jim Crow segregation, refused to give her seat to ... Read More »
The revealing and page-turning account of young Claudette Colvin who, as a black teenager in 1955 Montgomery, was arrested and jailed for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white woman - 9 months before Rosa Parks made headlines for a similar refusal.
On March 2, 1955, fifteen-year-old Colvin, fed up with the daily injustices of segregation, refused to give her seat to a white woman on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Instead of being celebrated, Colvin found herself shunned by her classmates and dismissed by community leaders.
On March 2, 1955, 15-year-old Claudette Colvin refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger. In her own words, Claudette gives a detailed look at segregated life in 1950s Memphis and the start of the civil rights movement.