Claudette Colvin

Anthony Mackie is directing a film about civil rights trailblazer Claudette Colvin.

Claudette Colvin, 82, had been on probation since 1955 after she was arrested for refusing to sit on the back of a segregated bus in Alabama. An Alabama judge has finally expunged her arrest record.

Fifty-eight years ago today, Rosa Parks, then 43-years-old, became a lightening rod for the Civil Rights Movement when she was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Apparently, that singular act ended racism. Yes, the Civil Rights Movement that followed Parks’ courageous act — which itself followed […]