Civil Rights Leader Claudette Colvin Appears

Claudette Colvin played a key role in civil disobedience in Alabama.

We're a country obsessed with superstars. It is never enough to simply be good, or even better than good; someone must be the best. Maybe this accounts for the rise of the competitive reality show, where average people can prove themselves to be the very best at, say, cleaning their house, straightening picture frames, or grooming dogs. Unfortunately, this obsession has leached into history books, where we proclaim people to be the very best in their realm of progressive expertise — One Feminist to Rule Them All! In reality, it takes hundreds upon thousands of people to build a movement, not just one or two. 

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