Colvin should be in the history books

BRATTLEBORO — Yes, I am aware that Rosa Parks was not the first Black person to refuse to give up her seat on the Montgomery bus.

Claudette Colvin was 15 and pregnant, and a conscious decision was made by the folks planning the bus boycott to have Rosa Parks be the one, as they felt that she, rather than Claudette, would garner greater sympathetic news coverage.

I feel bad for Claudette, as she was really the first one who I know of to refuse. She should be in the history books.

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