Claudette Colvin was born a pioneer. She was born in 1939, September 5. She grew up in Montgomery Alabama and lived with her mother Mary Anne Colvin, her father C. P. Colvin and her sister Velma Colvin. She grew up to become an activist and a medical professional
Oh my goodness Claudette are you okay?
I want to go home!
On March 2, 1955 at the age of 15 she was riding a bus from school. A white women came on the bus and Claudette was told to move so she can sit. Claudette refused to move and soon police swarmed the bus. She couldn't move because she claims that "I just couldn't move. History had glued me to my seat.".
I refused to give up my seat to them. History had glued me to that seat.
Claudette was handcuffed and dragged off the bus. She threw fits and commanded to let her go but they didn't listen.
We are grateful for you claudette! You're a hero!
Let's end segregation!
You helped end segregation, you are the first Rosa Park!
Claudette was thrown into jail and waited in there until her parents came to bail her out. Colvin was convicted for violating segregation law. Colvin had claimed that she was scared during the event but she was proud of what she did. Claudette then pleaded not guilty and went home.
After the whole incident and segregation was coming to an end she was asked to give speeches to talk about her experience. She described what happen on the bus and talked about how scared she was. She promoted segregation to end and she has now achieved the nickname "The First Rosa Parks.".
We are very thankful for having Claudette standing up to herself. If she had not stood up to her self we would not be able to support Rosa Parks and Blacks would probably still be sitting in the back of the bus. Claudette has made a huge impact on life and for standing up to herself is a puzzle piece. Fighting to end segregation is the puzzle and the people who helped end this are the pieces. There are many of unheard hero's out there.