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Claudette Colvin - Shoulder bag

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Mud cloth and leather a Malian (African) fabric mixed with a biscuit colored leather. This interesting hand/shoulder bag is a fold over with a shoulder strap. Fully lined with an interior zipped wallet and a zipped closure on the bag. Embellished with cowie shells and a center tassel.

 Claudette Colvin (born Claudette Austin, September 5, 1939) is a pioneer of the 1950s civil rights movement and retired nurse aide. On March 2, 1955, she was arrested at the age of 15 in Montgomery, Alabama, for refusing to give up her seat to a white woman on a crowded, segregated bus. This occurred nine months before the more widely known incident in which Rosa Parks, secretary of the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), helped spark the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott. Unmarried teenager at the time who was pregnant. Colvin has said, "Young people think Rosa Parks just sat down on a bus and ended segregation, but that wasn't the case at all. Although she was not pregnant at the time, Colvin's case was still dropped by the civil rights campaigners, but it became widely accepted that she was not accredited by the civil rights campaigners at the time due to that notion, with even Rosa Parks saying "If the white press got ahold of that information, they would have [had] a field day. They'd call her a bad girl.