Who Inspired “the Other” Rosa Parks?

Published on Mar 29, 2013

Watch the full 35-minute interview with Claudette Colvin on Democracy Now! at http://owl.li/jzCaV. Claudette Colvin was the first person arrested for resisting bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, in March 1955. Her refusal to give up her seat to a white person came nine months before Rosa Parks and helped spark the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott. It was her case before the U.S. Supreme Court that led to the desegregation of the Alabama bus system. Speaking to Democracy Now!, Colvin lists the African-American figures who inspired her historic, but overlooked, act of defiance.

Watch the full interview, read the transcript and order a copy of this interview at http://owl.li/jzCaV.

Democracy Now!, is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on 1,100+ TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Check out our vast news archive and stream live 8-9am ET athttp://www.democracynow.org.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/democracynow
Twitter: @democracynow
Subscribe on YouTubehttp://www.youtube.com/democracynow
Listen on SoundCloudhttp://www.soundcloud.com/democracynow 
Daily Email News Digest: http://www.democracynow.org/subscribe

3 responses to “Who Inspired “the Other” Rosa Parks?

  1. Pingback: S2e TV Presents: In The Fight Episode 73, Vinyl Rewind presents Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Team Spirit is Unplugged and Unrehearsed Austin, Texas, Night Moves and This Is Hell: Death Of The World Class are Live At The Show on AltarTV and of cou

Leave a Reply: (What... You're shy?)

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s