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Claudette Colvin
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Claudette Colvin – Civil Rights Activist

Hi! Today I am going to be writing about Claudette Colvin. She refused to give up her seat on a bus, to a white man. Does this sound like a familiar story? Most likely you have heard the story of Rosa Parks. It is similar. But the Civil Rights Leaders wanted Rosa Parks’ story to be told instead. Why? Because Rosa had better hair, She was light-skinned, She was an adult and had children after she got married. Claudette refused to give up her seat at 15. I’m 11. Championing Civil Rights at the age of 15 is quite an accomplishment. Please share the story of Claudette Colvin. She deserves to be well-known. She is quite the She-ro!

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