Claudette Colvin은 체포되었습니다. 1955 버스에서 자리를 양보하지 않았기 때문에. Now she's fighting to get her record expunged

클로데트 콜뱅, a civil rights pioneer who in March 1955, 세의 나이에 15, 몽고메리에서 백인에게 자리 양보를 거부한 혐의로 체포, 앨라배마, 버스, is seeking to get her conviction expunged.

Colvin’s legal team said Monday it plans to file a request Tuesday with a Montgomery County court to clear Colvin’s record.
Colvin, 지금 82, was charged with two counts of violating of the city’s segregation ordinance and one felony count of assaulting a police officer. She was convicted on all counts in juvenile court, but the segregation convictions were overturned on appeal.
      There were two colored females sitting opposite two white females, that refused to move to the back with the rest of the colored,” 그만큼 1955 police arrest report said. “클로데트 콜뱅, 나이 15, colored female, 거절. We then informed Claudette that she was under arrest.
        Colvin’s case came nine months before Rosa Parks made history for also refusing to give up her bus seat. 하나, Parkscase received more attention during the civil rights movement in part because Parksimage was moreacceptable to a White” 커뮤니티, Colvin told CNN earlier this year. Parks was older, married and lighter skinned, 그녀가 말했다.
          Colvin said sheresisted” 그리고 “defiantwhen police arrested her on the bus. An officer wrote in the police report that Colvin kicked and scratched him when they put her in the police vehicle.
          People said I was crazy,” Colvin told CNN. “Because I was 15 years old and defiant and shouting, ‘It’s my constitutional right!'”
          In Colvin’s motion to get her record expunged, she said she wants to see society progress and not regress.
          I want us to move forward and be better,” Colvin said in the filing, obtained by CNN. “When I think about why I’m seeking to have my name cleared by the state, it is because I believe if that happened it would show the generation growing up now that progress is possible and things do get better. It will inspire them to make the world better.
          While juvenile court motions are typically shielded from the public, Colvin’s legal team said in a statement that it released the filingdue to the unique public interest and historical significance of her case.
          Colvin’s attorney, Phillip Ensler, said the expungement of Colvin’s conviction islong overdue justice.
          People think it was just about a seat on a bus but it was about so much more than that,” Ensler said.
          Colvin eventually became one of the plaintiffs in Browder v. Gayle 에 1956. The following year, the US Supreme Court upheld the district court’s ruling and ordered Montgomeryand the rest of Alabamato end bus segregation.
          Colvin’s family and legal team say she is seeking the expungement now because she plans to move to Texas with family soon.
          This 15-year-old was the original Rosa Parks

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          Gloria Laster, Colvin’s younger sister, told CNN that Colvin wants to get her record cleared so she can be an example for her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
          This is going to be her legacy to them,” Laster said. “I sat down on the bus so that you can stand up and take your rightful place as an American. And that’s what she wants for her grandchildren and great grandchildren. This is what she’s doing this for.
            The Montgomery County district attorney will also file a motion in support of Colvin’s expungement.
            I believe that the charges that were (originally) 가져왔다, were brought on bogus laws,” District Attorney Daryl B. Bailey told CNN. “It was totally unlawful what the state, and law enforcement, did to this woman at the time.

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