Streetcar Boycott | The Early Black Press | NPT
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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: 05/04/17Video has closed captioning.
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