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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bindy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb 27 2013 at 9:45pm
I heard the first was a teen aged single mother.....but people did not rally around her because she was not "proper".......I don't know if its true though....
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Go Barack!!!
Hope the Yt folk don't take it down after Obama leaves office
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Originally posted by AshBash89 AshBash89 wrote:

Originally posted by kkscottdale kkscottdale wrote:

I know this girl who says her great grandmother was the first one who really got beat up or arreseted( it was the one of them) for sitting in the front of the bus. There was a petition on change.org to get the govt to recognize that...Geek It got thousands of sig's.

I always wonder who really was the first for certain things though.
Was her grandmother Claudette Colvin or one of the other women in the Browder vs. Gayle case?


Yes it was her... do you know anything about her?
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Originally posted by kkscottdale kkscottdale wrote:


Originally posted by AshBash89 AshBash89 wrote:



Originally posted by kkscottdale kkscottdale wrote:


I know this girl who says her great grandmother was the first one who really got beat up or arreseted( it was the one of them) for sitting in the front of the bus. There was a petition on change.org to get the govt to recognize that...Geek It got thousands of sig's.

I always wonder who really was the first for certain things though.




Was her grandmother Claudette Colvin or one of the other women in the Browder vs. Gayle case?



Yes it was her... do you know anything about her?


She was 15 and pregnant when she did it so they didn't want to put her as the face of the revolution. Even activists were pretty conservative. Rosa did it a few months later.

Pretty messed up.

I'm going to pay this statue a visit this week!

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That wasn't the first time Rosa defied that law, though.  Claudette Colvin and an older woman were the first to not move from their seats.
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Originally posted by TokyoRose TokyoRose wrote:

That wasn't the first time Rosa defied that law, though.  Claudette Colvin and an older woman were the first to not move from their seats.

yep, 
the story they often tell about Rosa is way oversimplified. It took me a while to learn she was an activist before that event and it was a part of a bigger movement. It's not that one act but the totality of her impact in civil rights era that deserves recognition. We as Black women have so few role models who were publicized during that time so you'd think on a Black woman's site her contribution to american history would be celebrated more enthusiastically. But yeah, nothing surprises me these days.
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