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Being black in the United States during the 1950s, means facing racial segregation every day. Blacks and whites are separated from one another, and don’t even use the same sidewalks. In 1955, Claudette—aged 15 at the time—catches a bus after finishing school and takes a seat in a section reserved for black people. A white woman gets on the bus, and as there are no seats left, demands the one Claudette is sitting in, as the law allows her to. But Claudette refuses to give up her seat, which leads to her being violently apprehended by the police. She at first gets support from the African-American civil rights movements, including Rosa Parks, but ends up being unjustly tried and convicted of a crime. Young, poor, and uncultured, she gets sacrificed by these civil rights organizations: she is not the model symbol of rebellion they were hoping for. This is an adaptation of a novel by Tania de Montaigne.
Coming soon in English translation in the Europe Comics catalogue…