publication date: Friday, October 17, 2008 (part of Round XXXVI)

category: Injustice

clue: Being a mother didn't stop her from being the mother of the civil rights movement.

explanation: Nine months before Rosa Parks, Colvin was arrested for sitting in the whites-only front of the bus, but her subsequent pregnancy dropped her from the civil-rights spotlight. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Richard Slominsky, Mike Rothstein, and Amy Austin

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