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Virtual Talk: “America’s First Freedom Rider: Elizabeth Jennings, Chester A. Arthur, and the Early Fight for Civil Rights”

April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

When Elizabeth Jennings refused to step off a bus for "whites", she was assaulted by the bus' conductor and a NY police officer. In 1855, the Elizabeth Jennings v. Third Avenue Rail Road case was settled. Seeking $500 in damages, … Continue reading

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