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Claudette Colvin’s legacy in Montgomery

I’ve been glad to see that Claudette Colvin is receiving her much-deserved honor and recognition. At just 15 years old, Colvin was arrested in March 1955, nine months before Rosa Parks, for refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus to a white man.  A WSFA-TV report from last week explained that a group working to revitalize the King Hill neighborhood “is renovating Colvin’s rundown childhood home and hopes to transform it into the Claudette Colvin Park and Garden.” The street in King Hill where she grew up… Read more Claudette Colvin’s legacy in Montgomery