Before there was Rosa Parks, the was Claudette Colvin. We all learn about Rosa Parks in school. She is credited with helping to spark the civil rights movement when she refused to give up her public bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955. This lead to the Montgomery Bus Boycott. But what you probably weren't taught, is that Claudette Colvin was arrested nine months prior for not giving up her bus seat to white passengers. Claudette walked so Rosa could run. But they both ran so the rest of us could fly!