Claudette Colvin was born in September 5, 1939. She was adopted by by C.P. Colvin and Mary Ann Colvin. When Claudette was 4 years old she and her mother were in a retail store and few white boys came in and asked to compare hands but her mother would not let her touch them. When Claudette was a bit older she studied very hard and was a good student. She also wanted to be president when she got older.