Skip to content

All Aboard! Trailblazing Women in Transit History

In 1854, 101 years before Rosa Parks’ protest in Montgomery, Alabama, school teacher Elizabeth Jennings was forcibly ejected from a Third Avenue Railway Co. horse-drawn street car in New York City because she was Black.

Jim Crow on Street Cars – Recorded Showing

Featuring a pre-recorded showing of a discussion led by Eric Madison on the origins of segregation on streetcars beginning in the 19th century and the attempts made nationwide to challenge both the custom and later the codification of “separate but equal” practices.

Back To Top