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CIVIL RIGHTS PIONEER CLAUDETTE COLVIN RETURNS!

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Published on Mar 30, 2014

On Sunday, March 2, 2014, the People's Organization for Progress and the Bethany Baptist Church Book Club hosted civil rights pioneer Claudette Colvin to launch Women's History Month! This special event took place at Bethany Baptist Church, in Newark, New Jersey. The event actually marks the 59th anniversary of Colvin, then a teenager, being the first to face arrest to protest segregated busing in Montgomery, Alabama! "We are extremely proud and honored to have Ms. Colvin back with us," said a humbled and much delighted Lawrence Hamm, P.O.P.'s founding chairman. It was Colvin's case that actually made it into the federal courts that ultimately overturned segregated busing in Alabama! Colvin's critically acclaimed biography, Twice Towards Justice, is being spotlighted by the Bethany Baptist Book Club...

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