Photo by myself in Soho, on the corner of Spring and Elizabeth Streets.
A mural outside the clothing store Eleven depicts Claudette Colvin, an early member of the Civil Rights Movement.
The text next to the figure reads: 'At age 15 in 1955 Alabama, she refused to give up her bus seat in violation of the segregation law there. She was arrested 9 months before Rosa Parks, but because of her pregnancy, the powers that be decided she would not be a 'reputable face' for the Civil Rights Movement'.
You can read more about Claudette Colvin here.
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