claudette colvin

Civil Rights Pioneer Seeks Expungement of ’55 Arrest Record

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – An 82-year-old Black woman who became a civil rights pioneer when she was arrested for refusing to move to the back of an Alabama bus in 1955 wants to end the case once and for all. Claudette Colvin was arrested by Montgomery police months before the better-known Rosa Parks because of the mother of the movement…

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed Announces Plans to Honor Claudette Colvin

Claudette Colvin (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed has announced in a video that the City of Montgomery is working with the family of Claudette Colvin to honor her legacy as someone who challenged Montgomery’s segregated buses in the 1950s. Reed says more will be announced in the coming weeks. Colvin was a teenager when she was arrested on…

MLK Day of Service: Protecting the Home of Claudette Colvin in Montgomery

Today was the third and final Day of Service in Montgomery, being held in tribute to the national holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The focus was cleaning up the King Hill neighborhood around the former home of Claudette Colvin. Her home is boarded up, but still stands.  Volunteers gathered trash, cut trees and weeds and helped to make…