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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 05: Claudette Colvin, Civil Rights Activist speaks onstage during the 2020 Embrace Ambition Summit by the Tory Burch Foundation at Jazz at Lincoln Center on March 05, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Tory Burch Foundation)

Black History Moment with DJ Thump Remembering Claudette Colvin

Before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama there was a brave your girl who chose not to sit at the back of the bus and tha...

Before Rosa Parks declined to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955, there was a courageous 15-year-old who decided not to ride at the back of the bus. The name of that young girl is Claudette Colvin. Claudette Colvin was born in Montgomery, Alabama 1939 and is a retired nurse aid who was a pioneer of the 1950s civil rights movement. She was arrested at the age of 15 for refusing to give up her seat to a white woman on a crowded, segregated bus.