Lizzie Demands A Seat!

Lizzie Demands A Seat!

Elizabeth Jennings Fights for Streetcar Rights

Book - 2020 | First edition
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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
Publisher: New York : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Boyds Mills & Kane, [2020]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781629799391
1629799394
Branch Call Number: JB GRAHAM,E
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Lewis, Earl B. - Illustrator

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