Trailblazing Women You May Not Know (But Should): Civil Rights Pioneer Claudette Colvin
Each week, the Lean In tumblr will spotlight women who made a lasting mark on the world — yet didn’t end up in the history books. This week we celebrate Claudette Colvin, the first African American woman to refuse to move to the back of a bus, nine months before Rosa Parks.
Colvin was a 15-year-old student when she took a seat for justice on the very same bus system as Parks did in Montgomery, Alabama. On March 2, 1955, Colvin refused to get up for a white person — defiantly announcing that she had “paid my fare.” But police didn’t care. “They knocked my books out of my lap, grabbed both my arms, dragged me, and handcuffed me,” she wrote in her biography. “I kept screaming over and over, ‘This is my constitutional right!’”
Vintage Vans in Atwater, Los Angeles. Summer, 2013.
montgomery ward great spring sale 1941 catalog (by CapricornOneVintage)
New York City officials and experts in adolescent health said it was the first campaign aimed at female body image that they knew of to be carried out by a major city.
Oh hey NYC, here’s a picture of my stolen bike… in happier times… nabbed outside WeWork on Varick & Charlton. Globe Roll 8-Step, with adorable basket and bell. Fuckers.
Riot grrrl and Slutever pins I made
Ingrid Doyle, of her partner of 13 years, Michael Kenny, with whom she does not live.
Living Apart… Together (NY Times)
A Hillary Clinton aide, speaking anonymously about her 2016 presidential prospects, in the new cover of New York Magazine
Step one of how to make garlic mashed potatoes, as described by 2 Chainz in his new — wait for it — cookbook.
(Hey, remember when Coolio made a cookbook?)