The Citizenship Project

Streetcar Boycott | The Early Black Press | NPT

Clip | 1m 19s

The 1896 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Plessy vs. Ferguson made segregation on public transportation legal. African American leaders in Tennessee took a stand against against one such law beginning in 1905.

Aired: 05/04/17

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

NPT’s The Citizenship Project is made possible by the support of Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area and the First Tennessee Foundation.