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We’re calling it #1 this time because it’s a reboot. 🙂

December 1, 1955 – Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of the bus.

Here’s the Library of Congress article about that event. From the article:

The problem with this story is that it backgrounds all the work – the organizing, the building, the fundraising and traveling – that laid the ground work for that moment to turn into a movement and the effort that kept it going for a year. It turns the Montgomery bus boycott into an obvious event that was destined to succeed, rather than one created by the visions, efforts and continued steadfastness of ordinary people.

1928 NOPSI memo concerning “race screens”.

Franck photo of an arch roof streetcar from 1948, showing the Jim Crow "race screens"

Franck photo of an arch roof streetcar from 1948, showing the Jim Crow “race screens”

New Orleans: The Canal Streetcar Line

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