Claudette Colvin

Claudette Colvin

Twice Toward Justice

Book - 2009
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Based on extensive interviews with Claudette Colvin and many others, Phillip Hoose presents the first in-depth account of an important yet largely unknown civil rights figure, skillfully weaving her dramatic story into the fabric of the historic Montgomery bus boycott and court case that would change the course of American history.
Publisher: New York : Melanie Kroupa Books, [2009], ©2009
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780374313227
Branch Call Number: 921 Colvi
Description: 133 pages : illustrations ; 24 x 22 cm


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In 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, black teenager Claudette refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white woman. Nine months later, Rosa Parks did the same thing, sparking off the Montgomery bus boycott and changing the face of the South. Why do we all know Rosa Parks, but not Claudette Colvin?


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