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Little known story of Claudette Colvin featured in the New York Times

The New York Times had a great story today about Claudette Colvin, a forgotten civil rights pioneer. Seem my earlier post for a great children's book about her by Phillip Hoose that just won the National Book Award. I don't mention the Colvin story in my book, Shadows of Youth, but she is part of the young "civil rights generation" that I show led the way forward in the fifties and sixties but whose contributions have been overlooked.

 The Times article can be found here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/26/books/26colvin.html?scp=1&sq=colvin&st=cse