Crowley Honors Civil Rights Pioneer

Congressman Crowley (2nd from r) presented a Congressional Certificate and an American flag, which was flown over the U.S. Capitol, to civil rights activist Claudette Colvin (2nd from l). Also pictured Senator Luis Sepúlveda (l) and NAACP Parkchester Branch president Beverly Roberts (r).
Photo courtesy of Congressman Joseph Crowley’s Office

On Sunday, May 20, Congressman Joseph Crowley honored civil rights pioneer, Claudette Colvin, for her lifetime of public service. Some of her most notable actions include refusing to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery, AL months before Rosa Parks’ arrest in 1955 and testifying in the Browder v. Gayle Supreme Court case that determined segregated buses in Alabama was unconstitutional.

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