Monday, March 16, 2009

Claudette Colvin

So who is Claudette Colvin? According to this street art on Elizabeth Street, north of Prince, Ms. Colvin was a 15-year old girl from Alabama who refused to give up her seat on the bus in 1955 and was subsequently arrested. This happened 9 months before Rosa Parks did the same thing and became a national civil rights activist.

Isn't it great to get a history lesson from street art? So what have your learned lately?