"It's my constitutional right to sit here as much as that lady. I paid my fare, it's my constitutional right."( Bio.com)
Although black leaders did not select Claudette as their “poster child” for the subsequent Montgomery Bus Boycott — instead opting nine months later for 42-year-old Rosa Parks — the Colvin case provided tactical and political information that was later useful to boycott leaders.
The Court decided that Montgomery’s bus segregation was in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment, a huge victory for civil rights.
She refused to give up her seat on a bus months before Rosa Parks' more famous protest.(Bio.com)
"I was really afraid, because you just didn't know what white people might do at that time,"
She was really afraid because not many people made these kind of decisions. Especially women. Feeling counted out is how I would feel.
One of the first women to give up her seat in Alabama in the 1950s months before Rosa Park’s protest.