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WMPG celebrates the lives of Black men and women throughout the month of February. Claudette Colvin, a fifteen-year-old African American girl in 1955 Montgomery, AL, who was one of the first to challenge Alabama’s segregation laws via bus boycotts. Because of her age, economic status, and illegitimate pregnancy, she was deemed an inappropriate symbol for the movement, losing the position to Rosa Parks.
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Montgomery, Alabama, Segregation Laws, Boycotts, Black History Month
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Richardson, Caleb, "Claudette Colvin" (2019). Black History Month Segments. 6.