As we celebrate Black History Month, there is a little known fact that even I wasn't even aware of. Most people think that Rosa Parks was the first person to refuse to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Well, she wasn't. According to PBS.org, there were actually several people who refused to move to the back of the bus and one of those young ladies was 15-year-old Claudette Colvin.
Several black organizations including the NAACP thought that Ms. Parks would be a better representation of an icon for the Civil Rights Movement than a teenager. Plus, she worked as a secretary for the NAACP, she had the "right look" and she was well-known and respected.
But, like today, the fight to end racism was often fought by younger people, which still holds true to this day. Keep fighting young soldiers.