Elizabeth Jennings: Meet The Black Women Who Refused To Give Up Her Seat, 100 Years Before Rosa Parks

Elizabeth Jennings Graham (March 1827 – June 5, 1901) was an African-American teacher and civil rights activist, who challenged segregation on public transportation, a full 100 years before Rosa Parks did so. In 1854, she won a lawsuit against New York’s Third Avenue Railway Company for ejecting her from a streetcar because she was African American. The case led to the eventual desegregation of all New York City transit systems by 1865. Check out the video about her life below!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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