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“We Challenged Jim Crow”

DEREK CHARLES CATSAM

in Freedom's Main Line

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780813125114
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135137 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813125114.003.0003
“We Challenged Jim Crow”

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Four men representing a pacifist human rights organization called the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) and a civil rights organization that advocated the restoration of black rights through nonviolent protests were arrested on April 13, 1947, for breaking the laws imposed by Jim Crow transportation regarding passenger segregation. These men participated actively in the “Journey of Reconciliation”. Their aim was to examine the Supreme Court's decision and to see how this proved that the Jim Crow seating for interstate passengers was illicit. The Freedom Ride consisted of eight black men and eight white men, and the Journey made several developments for civil rights.

Keywords: Fellowship of Reconciliation; Supreme Court; Journey of Reconciliation; Jim Crow; interstate passengers; seating

Chapter.  14587 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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