A Bronx street corner now bears the name of an often overlooked civil rights activist.

Inclement weather didn't keep more than a dozen people from showing up at the corner of East Tremont Avenue and Unionport Road for a street co-naming in honor of activist Claudette Colvin.

Back in 1955 when she was just 15, Colvin refused to give up her seat to a white woman and move to the back of a bus, nine months before Rosa Parks took the same action 

Colvin says she hopes the sign will stand as a reminder of what it takes to be free.  "They'll have a discussion, not only of all the things that I went through with, but what African Americans and people of color have gone through discrimination in this country. America is free, but mostly free for white only."

Colvin moved to the city in the late 50's and currently lives in the Bronx.