A street in the Bronx is being co-named after civil rights leader Claudette Colvin. The corner of East Tremont Avenue and Unionport Road will bear her name.

On March 2, 1955, at age 15, Colvin was arrested in Montgomery, Ala., for refusing to give up her seat to a white woman on a segregated public bus. She refused to give up her seat nine months before Rosa Parks refused to give up her sit on a segregated bus in Montgomery.

Colvin moved to New York City to the Bronx in 1958. She moved back to Alabama in 2019.

City Council Member Ruben Diaz Sr. is unveiling the street co-naming on March 6.