Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

Kindle
B0030EY8BK
Phillip Hoose
Kindle
English

↻ Free Read Kindle [ ⌦ Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice ] ⇯ Ebook By Phillip Hoose ∀ On March 2, 1955, a slim, bespectacled teenager refused to give up her seat to a white woman on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama Shouting Its my constitutional right as police dragged her off to jail, Claudette Colvin decided shed had enough of the Jim Crow segregation laws that had angered and puzzled her since she was a young child But instead of being celebrated, as Rosa Parks would be when she took the same stand nine months later, Claudette found herself shunned by many of her classmates and dismissed as an unfit role model by the black leaders of Montgomery Undaunted, she put her life in danger a year later when she dared to challenge segregation yet again as one of four plaintiffs in the landmark busing case Browder v Gayle Based on extensive interviews with Claudette Colvin and many others, Phillip Hoose presents the first in depth account of a major, yet little known, civil rights figure whose story provides a fresh perspective on the Montgomery bus protest of 195556 Historic figures like Martin Luther King, Jr., and Rosa Parks play important roles, but center stage belongs to the brave, bookish girl whose two acts of courage were to affect the course of American history This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice