Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice - Chapters 7-8, Summary & Analysis

Phillip M Hoose
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Chapters 7-8, Summary

In chapter seven, on December 2nd, 1955, tens of thousands of black citizens of Montgomery signed on to the bus boycott. Jo Ann Robinson wrote up the boycott pledge. This happened just after Rosa Parks was arrested the day before. When Parks was arrested, she left peacefully and she was permitted to call family. She was only charged with disorderly conduct. She had only to pay a ten-dollar fine, but the black community was angrier than they had been before due to what had happened to Claudette.

Parks was in her early forties and was married. She was known as an activist in the NAACP and worked as a respected seamstress. She was light-skinned, and her popularity cut across classes. She was also calm and "safe". Claudette had been none of these things and she had also recently become pregnant outside of...

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