Author: Amy Hill Hearth

 

Synopsis:

One hundred years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, Elizabeth Jennings’s refusal to leave a segregated streetcar in the Five Points neighborhood of Manhattan set into motion a major court case in New York City.

 

In 1854 Elizabeth Jennings won a major victory against a New York City streetcar company, a first step in the process of desegregating public transportation in Manhattan.

 

Streetcar to Justice: How Elizabeth Jennings Won the Right to Ride in New York

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