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Lizzie demands a seat! : Elizabeth Jennings fights for streetcar rights
Title:
Lizzie demands a seat! : Elizabeth Jennings fights for streetcar rights
ISBN:
9781629799391
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Abstract:
One hundred years before Rosa Parks took her stand, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jennings tried to board a streetcar in New York City on her way to church. Though there were plenty of empty seats, she was denied entry, assaulted, and threatened all because of her race -- even though New York was a free state at that time. Lizzie decided to fight back. She told her story, took her case to court -- where future president Chester Arthur represented her -- and won! Her victory was the first recorded in the fight for equal rights on public transportation, and Lizzie's case set a precedent.
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Book
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
New York : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Boyds Mills & Kane, [2020]

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