Morning Open Thread – Claudette Colvin: The Original Rosa Parks

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From Great Big Story“Around the same time Rosa Parks famously protested segregation by refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger, a teenager named Claudette Colvin went to jail in Montgomery, Ala., for doing the exact same thing. This is her story.”


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5 Responses to Morning Open Thread – Claudette Colvin: The Original Rosa Parks

  1. Waves hello. Good morning, anyone home?

    Things are going pretty well here. I retouched an illustration and figured out how to better integrate pencils with digital work.

    Maybe she is less known simply because of having less proximity to Martin Luther King? I’m sure that people fought back against those laws many times, and we didn’t hear of many of them. The ones who we didn’t hear about probably faired a lot worse.

  2. Been thinking about this one for a while. There are all too many folks still around who are nostalgic for the “…good old days when ‘those people’ knew their place.”

    As the folk song asks, “When will we ever learn?”

  3. dxp, today appears to be a slow day in general.

    Chuck, I have no sympathy for the “good old days” crowd.

  4. David says:

    I couldn’t agree more. There are things to be nostalgic about like airline seats designed for humans. I have trouble with nostalgia for racial, ethnic and sexual inequalities.

  5. pete says:

    The “good old days” crowd or the “all that’s in the past” bunch. I haven’t been to Montgomery in some time, and really don’t miss it.

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