Claudette Colvin Gemstone Necklace
- Orange Garnet
- 14k Gold Filled Chain, Clasp, & Findings
Length ⇢ 16 inches + 3 inch Extender
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Every necklace is made with natural garnet of the same shape & size, however, the color of the necklace may vary slightly. The difference will not be in the color itself so much, but a varying ombre pattern. This could mean the bracelet is slightly darker or lighter due to more light thank dark orange, or vice versa.
This necklace is perfect for those who have sensitive skin. The chain, findings, & beads are hypoallergenic & with proper care, will not tarnish, turn, or stain your skin!
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Too tired to give up her seat on the bus home from high school, on March 2, 1955, Claudette Colvin refused to move for a white passenger—nine months before Rosa Parks would do the same. Later she said that she felt inspired by the memories of earlier pioneers to stand—or sit—her ground. As she told Newsweek, “I felt like Sojourner Truth was pushing down on one shoulder and Harriet Tubman was pushing down on the other—saying, ‘Sit down girl!’ I was glued to my seat.”
The 15-year-old Colvin was arrested for violating Montgomery, Alabama’s segregation laws, and her family feared for their safety as news of the incident spread. Colvin pled not guilty, and was given probation. While Colvin wasn’t selected by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to challenge segregation laws in the south due to her youth, she later became one of the four plaintiffs in Browder v. Gayle, which ruled that the Montgomery segregated bus system was unconstitutional.
This mini bio was sourced from the article '11 Bold Women Who Changed the World', written by Brynn Holland