Claudette Colvin

By: Faith Harrison -6th Period

Background Info

Claudette Colvin is an African American woman who was the primary start of the Civil Rights Movement. She was arrested for not giving up her seat on a bus. This sparked Rosa Park's act that got more publicized.
Claudette Colvin

Civil Disobedience

Claudette Colvin was one of the sparks of segregation, she rebelled against the government to act out. Henry David Thoreau wrote "Civil Disobedience, and one of his points was revolution. "All men recongnize the right of revolution: that is, the right to refuse allegiance to, and to resist, the government, when its tyranny or its inefficiency are great and unendurable". Colvin refused to move out of her seat and was a spark in the revolution of the Civil Rights Movement.