Lizzie demands a seat : Elizabeth Jennings fights for streetcar rights
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|Covington Branch||J B G7385a (Text)||33126023951019||J New Biography||Available||-|
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- ISBN: 1629799394
- ISBN: 9781629799391
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Boyds Mills & Kane, 
- Copyright: ©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.|