The vast majority consider Rosa Parks as the primary individual to refuse to surrender their seat on transport in Montgomery, Alabama. There were a few ladies who preceded her, one of whom was Claudette Colvin.
It was March 2, 1955, when the fifteen-year-old student wouldn’t move to the rear of the transport, nine months before Rosa Parks’ stand that dispatched the Montgomery transport blacklist. Claudette had been examining Black pioneers like Harriet Tubman in her isolated school; those discussions had prompted conversations around the current day Jim Crow laws they were all encountering. At the point when the transport driver requested Claudette to get up, she cannot, “It seemed like Sojourner Truth was on one side pushing me down, and Harriet Tubman was on the opposite side of me pushing me down. I was unable to get up.”
Claudette Colvin’s take didn’t stop there. Captured and tossed behind bars, she was one of four ladies who tested the court’s isolation law. On the off chance that Browder v. Gayle turned into the legal dispute that effectively toppled transport isolation laws in both Montgomery and Alabama, why has Claudette’s story been to a great extent overlooked? At that point, the NAACP and other Black associations felt Rosa Parks improved a symbol for the development than a youngster. As a grown-up with the right look, Rosa Parks was likewise the NAACP secretary and was both notable and regarded – individuals would connect her with the working class, which would pull in help for a reason. However, the battle to end isolation was frequently battled by youngsters, the more significant ladies.