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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The unveiling of a statue of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks at the Capitol and photo of 3-year-old Terrell Anderson, a Parks cousin, being held by President Obama shown.

(New York: Michelle Miller) The story of Claudette Colvin††, who was arrested as a 15-year-old for refusing to give up her seat on a segregated Montgomery, Alabama bus 9 months before Parks’ act of defiance, presented; details given about the lawsuit filed by Colvin, Aurelia Browder††, Mary Louise Smith†† and Susie McDonald†† that resulted in the 1956 Supreme Court decision outlawing segregation on public transportation. [COLVIN – says it felt like Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth were pushing her down; recalls her relationship with Parks.]

Pelley, Scott;
Miller, Michelle

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