In order to fully culminate the grand event that is Women's History Month, I will be discussing some of my favorite women in random un-scheduled posts (as per usual). I realize March is almost halfway over. I realize I should have planned this out more, but let's not dwell on such realizations.
Without further ado, I bring to you Claudette Colvin.
Claudette was a pioneer of the civil rights movement. Think Rosa Parks before there was Rosa Parks. She was the first person to be arrested after resisting bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama (nine months before Rosa Parks might I add). She was one of four plaintiffs in the landmark legal case Browder v. Gayle which helped end segregation on Montgomery public buses.
For a long time her case was not publicized because she was a teenager, pregnant, and unmarried (three words that still aren't accepted together today much less in 1955). The NAACP instead chose others such as Rosa Parks to represent their movement, and because of that, I feel the need to share this magnificent lady with you all.
To me, she is the lost leader of the Civil Rights Movement. A spark that ignited the flame. An ingenious mind that knew what she wanted. And for that, I am forever thankful.
Hats off to you Claudette, hats off to you.
Have a fabulous day.