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Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

By Phillip Hoose

Grades 5 - 8 Title

A fifteen-year-old girl, fed up with Jim Crow segregation, refused to give up her seat to a white woman on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955. Claudette's arrest and conviction was the spark that led to the Montgomery bus boycott and led to the end of Jim Crow laws in the South.

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