Civil rights pioneer wants arrest record for refusing to give up seat expunged

The civil rights pioneer Claudette Colvin, who in 1955 refused to give up her bus seat for a white person in Montgomery, Alabama, is asking a court to expunge all records of her arrest, saying she was never notified that her probation was finished writes Gloria Oladipo in The Guardian.

“I am an old woman now,” said Colvin, 82, in a sworn statement. “Having my records expunged will mean something to my grandchildren and great-grandchildren. And it will mean something for other Black children.”

Colvin refused to give up her seat nine months before Rosa Parks famously did the same, but her story has not received the same attention, the story reads.

Read the full story.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

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