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Inspired By Claudette & Rosa

Sonia and some of her classmates struggle navigating issues of race in their everyday life. After learning about Civil Rights Activists Rosa Parks and Claudette Colvin, Sonia is inspired to take a stand in her own life and inspire them into action. In 1955, nine months before Rosa Parks became known as a civil rights icon, 15 year old Claudette Colvin refused to give up her seat on a racially segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Claudette’s story of resistance, and her relationship with Rosa reveal the role she played in sparking a movement for racial justice.

Themes

  • Claudette Colvin, a teenager at the time of her refusal to leave her seat, was inspired by civil rights figures she'd learned about in school. In interviews, she specifically has named Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth as inspirations for her decision in that moment. Who are people who inspire you? What do they inspire you to do?
Contains mature themes, including descriptions of racism, discrimination and resistance. This performance is suitable for most ages, with parent/guardian discretion.

Sunday, February 12 2023 at 2:00 pm

In partnership with

Youth Performance Company

Transportation

If you do not have access to a ride, call Project Success and we can provide transportation for you. Please let us know if you need a ride when you make your reservation. We will need at least 2 days’ notice to set up transportation.

Additional Information

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Inspired By Claudette & Rosa

Sunday, February 12 2023 at 2:00 pm

In partnership with

Youth Performance Company

Transportation

If you do not have access to a ride, call Project Success and we can provide transportation for you. Please let us know if you need a ride when you make your reservation. We will need at least 2 days’ notice to set up transportation.

Sonia and some of her classmates struggle navigating issues of race in their everyday life. After learning about Civil Rights Activists Rosa Parks and Claudette Colvin, Sonia is inspired to take a stand in her own life and inspire them into action. In 1955, nine months before Rosa Parks became known as a civil rights icon, 15 year old Claudette Colvin refused to give up her seat on a racially segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Claudette’s story of resistance, and her relationship with Rosa reveal the role she played in sparking a movement for racial justice.

Themes

  • Claudette Colvin, a teenager at the time of her refusal to leave her seat, was inspired by civil rights figures she'd learned about in school. In interviews, she specifically has named Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth as inspirations for her decision in that moment. Who are people who inspire you? What do they inspire you to do?
Contains mature themes, including descriptions of racism, discrimination and resistance. This performance is suitable for most ages, with parent/guardian discretion.

Additional Information

Here is some info about Claudette Colvin’s role in impacting history:

Here is info about civil rights activist Rosa Parks: