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"Before Rosa Parks, Claudette Colvin refused to give up her seat on a bus. She’s still on probation."

washingtonpost.com/opinions/20

(She's still on probation, in 2021, for refusing to give up her seat on the bus to a white woman in March 1955.)

@emacsomancer I did hear about Claudette Colvin before including the Civil Rights movement choosing to make Rosa Parks the face of the movement over her because Parks was a more publicly palatable figure, but I didn't know Colvin continued to be stigmatized with none of the credit and continued to be badass by unionizing domestic workers! Not to mention the gross injustice of her probation still standing. What a remarkable woman who was terribly treated by a racist, sexist society.

@ljwrites @emacsomancer

I think I may have heard her mentioned as an aside in a history class. It's alarming that segregation-related sentences weren't all expunged when segregation was. What does it take to make that happen? Who else is still on probation for unjust and later-removed laws?

@celesteh Lots of black people for cannabis in states where it's now legal. @ljwrites @emacsomancer

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