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When asked why she is little known and why everyone thinks only of Rosa Parks, Colvin says the NAACP and all the other black organizations felt Parks would be a good icon because “she was an adult. They didn’t think teenagers would be reliable.”
She also says Parks had the right hair and the right look.
"Her skin texture was the kind that people associate with the middle class," says Colvin. "She fit that profile."
(via Before Rosa Parks, There Was Claudette Colvin : NPR)

When asked why she is little known and why everyone thinks only of Rosa Parks, Colvin says the NAACP and all the other black organizations felt Parks would be a good icon because “she was an adult. They didn’t think teenagers would be reliable.”

She also says Parks had the right hair and the right look.

"Her skin texture was the kind that people associate with the middle class," says Colvin. "She fit that profile."

(via Before Rosa Parks, There Was Claudette Colvin : NPR)

— 1 year ago with 3 notes

#history  #interesting  #civil rights  #Claudette Colvin  #kids these days 
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    Make no mistake, Rosa Parks was planted. It was carefully planned
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