Historical Figure Facebook Project

"Claudette Colvin"
By Chrislie Dor
Crossroads@Meade (Philadelphia PA)

Claudette Colvin was fifteen when she refused to move out of her seat. She was going through an overwhelming week. Her sister recently dead from a sickness. Her former neighbor and classmate, Jeremy, had been charged with raping a white lady and he was sent to the chair.

She had three charges against her. While she was in jail she was used by a white man and gave birth to a son a year later. She named him Raymond Colvin. After being released, she left for New York City. She never went back to high school. By the time she was in her mid twenties, she was a nurse.