Lizzie demands a seat! : Elizabeth Jennings fights for streetcar rights
Lizzie demands a seat! : Elizabeth Jennings fights for streetcar rights

Anderson, Beth, 1954- author.


1st ed.

Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.

Personal Subject
Graham, Elizabeth Jennings, 1827-1901.

Subject Term
Civil rights workers.
African American women.
African American teachers.
African Americans -- Civil rights.
Segregation in transportation.

Geographic Term
New York (State) -- Race relations.

Picture books.
Informational works.

Added Author
Lewis, Earl B.

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.

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