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Claudette Colvin

Claudette Colvin (1939-current) is a civil rights activist from Montgomery, Alabama. On March 2nd, 1955 (a full nine months before the Rosa Parks incident), Colvin refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger. She was arrested and became one of four plaintiffs in Browder v. Gayle, which ruled that Montgomery’s segregated bus system was unconstitutional.