Claudette Colvin

Book Launch for Phillip Hoose's Acclaimed New Title:

CLAUDETTE COLVIN: TWICE TOWARDS JUSTICE

Monday, February 23rd, 2009,  6:30 PM

USM Glickman Library, Portland Campus

Claudette Colvin’s refusal as a 15-year-old in 1955 to give up her seat on a Montgomery, AL city bus (9 months before Rosa Parks), and her role as thestar plaintiff in the federal court case Browder vs. Gayle set the stage for desegregation of public transportation throughout the Jim Crow South.

Author Phillip Hoose with Claudette Colvin will discuss the segregate Montgomery, Alabama of Colvin's childhood.  Her refusal as a 15-year-old in 1955 to give up her seat on a city bus, and her role as the star plaintiff in the federal court case Browder vs. Gayle set the stage for desegregation of public transportation throughout the Jim Crow South.  Sponsored by the USM History Department.


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