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Lizzie demands a seat : Elizabeth Jennings fights for streetcar rights

Anderson, Beth 1954- (author.). Lewis, Earl B., (illustrator.).

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  • ISBN: 1629799394
  • ISBN: 9781629799391
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Boyds Mills & Kane, [2020]

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Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: New York (State) Biography
New York (State) Race relations
African American teachers Biography
Segregation in transportation New York (State) New York History 19th century
African Americans Civil rights New York (State) New York History 19th century
Civil rights workers New York (State) New York Biography
African Americans New York (State) New York Biography
African American women New York (State) New York Biography
Graham, Elizabeth Jennings 1827-1901
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