Claudette Colvin born September 5,  is a retired American nurse aide who was a pioneer of the s civil rights movement. On March 2, , she was arrested at the age of 15 in Montgomery, Alabama , for refusing to give up her seat to a white woman on a crowded, segregated bus. This occurred nine months before the more widely known incident in which Rosa Parks , secretary of the local chapter of the NAACP , helped spark the Montgomery bus boycott. Colvin was one of five plaintiffs in the first federal court case filed by civil rights attorney Fred Gray on February 1, , as Browder v. Gayle , to challenge bus segregation in the city. In a United States district court, she testified before the three-judge panel that heard the case.
Leadership at Heritage Baptist Church
Preacher has told the story many times of his first Sunday at Second Baptist Church in Riverdale, as he dropped his children, Bridgette and David, off for Sunday school. At that time there were three classes. The adults met in the sanctuary, and the children were separated into classes based on age, which they referred to as "big ones" and "little ones".
Pastor Hopkins Preacher and Mrs. Melissa were married on May 14, They have three wonderful children, Bridgette, David. Preacher Hopkins was saved through the bus ministry and has been preaching God's Word since he was fifteen years old. He has been the pastor of Heritage Baptist Church since January of He is a strong Bible preacher who believes in the old time way as it is set forth in the Scriptures Jeremiah He is a personal soul-winner who is constantly telling people about Christ. When he preaches, you will be able to tell that he loves the Lord, loves you, and believes what he is preaching! Melissa is an amazing wife and mother. She has faithfully served by her husband's side his entire ministry.
Wood's voice work includes the role of Mumble in Happy Feet and its sequel ; the title character in 9 ; and Spyro in the Legend of Spyro video game trilogy — Wood had his own record label, Simian Records , which he founded in and which was dissolved in Wood was born on January 28, , in Cedar Rapids, Iowa , the second of three children. At age seven, Wood began modeling in his hometown and took piano lessons. In , his parents sold their delicatessen and the family—without his father—moved to Los Angeles for Wood to pursue an acting career. His parents divorced when he was Wood modeled and appeared in local commercials. Nine-year-old Wood auditioned for a role in Kindergarten Cop , but was told by director Ivan Reitman that his performance was not believable, which Wood later said was "a harsh thing to say to a nine-year-old". A small part in Richard Gere 's Internal Affairs was followed by the role of a boy who brings estranged couple Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson back together in Paradise The following year, he starred in The War , alongside Kevin Costner.