SF main library hosts Black History Month discussion

February 6, 2011 5:56:44 PM PST
Black History Month was observed in San Francisco Sunday with a special conversation between some distinguished members of the black community.

Educator Enid Lee, activist poet Bryonn Brain, and civil rights pioneer Claudette Colvin sat down for an open discussion about their experiences at the San Francisco main library. Colvin was the first person to resist bus segregation in Alabama, nine months before the better-known Rosa Parks case.

"I prayed that the lord will let me say the right thing and that the case, that the people would hear about our injustices," she said.

Colvin's experience was not publicized by black leaders because she was 15-years-old at the time, unmarried and pregnant.