This celebrity goo was created by player Samir Mehta.
Scott Hardie provided the source image, gooed image, category, and difficulty, made minor changes to the clue provided by Samir, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 (part of Round XXXIV)

category: Humanitarianism

clue: Like Rosa, she refused to give up her seat. Unlike Rosa she lost.

explanation: Wells was a strong advocate for racial integration, among other issues. In an incident echoed later by Rosa Parks, she refused to give up her seat in a whites-only train car, and was dragged away. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Elliot Farney, Jim Kraus, JB Brenner, and Lee Berman

trivia: Incorrect guesses included Elvira Arellano, Helen Thomas, Margie Jumper, Mary Fields, Miriam Shear, two for Irene Morgan, and five for Claudette Colvin.


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