Gloria Malone presenting Claudette Colvin
Gloria Malone is the founder of the Teen Mom NYC blog, which seeks to “provide accurate, reliable, inspiring information and advice to teen mothers,” according to its mission statement.
“In 1955, nine months before Rosa Parks became famous, 15-year-old Claudette Colvin refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus,” Malone says in the video. “Colvin was a plaintiff in the case that declared bus segregation unconstitutional.”
“Claudette gave all of us moral courage. If she had not done what she did, I am not sure that we would have been able to mount the support for Mrs. Parks,” Fred Gray, her former attorney, once said.