TIL of Elizabeth Jennings Graham, an African-American woman who, in 1854, successfully sued NYC’s Third Avenue Railway for denying her a seat on horsecar helping to lead to the desegregation of the city’s public transportation

Read more: https://www.nytransitmuseum.org/elizabethjenningsgraham/

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  1.  she was just like any other “shelt” that they had heard of.
    When the first “black passengers” walked into the train at Broadway, I called my mother and said, “No. That’s a white woman who works here. And when the train hit her, she didn’t turn around. But, she walked right into it.

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