A Conversation Worth Having: Rosa Parks & Claudette Colvin
“If a conversation is hard, it’s probably one worth having.”
Join us for A Conversation Worth Having: a part of our Civil Rights & Social Change Collection.
Every Monday night at 7pm CST we screen a virtual collection of talks, speeches, poetry, music, films and documentaries designed to educate, enlighten, and encourage empathy surrounding the struggles and hardships facing the African-American community. You can join us from anywhere around the world, as this is a virtual event > https://app.kosmi.io/room/s76t3n
For Monday, January 4, we are focusing our program on Claudette Colvin, Rosa Parks, and the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycotts. You have likely learned how Rosa Parks refused to vacate her seat at the front of the bus for white passengers, but few know that before this there were a number of women who refused to give up their seats on the same bus system. Most of the women were quietly fined, and no one heard much more. Claudette Colvin, when she was only 15, was the first to really challenge the law — nine months before Rosa Parks did the very same thing.
We hope you’ll join us for a chance to learn ALL January long!
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