They Dared!

Claudette Colvin

06/26/2020 | 2m 41s

Claudette Colvin was born on September 5th, 1939 in Montgomery, AL. In 1955 at the age of 15, nine months before Rosa Parks, she was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery Bus. Claudette Colvin’s contribution to history was overlooked for years before her decision to remain seated gained the recognition it deserved.

Aired: 06/26/20

Rating: NR

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They Dared! is a local public television program presented by APT.