Remembering The 1905 Nashville Streetcar Protest
Fifty years before Rosa Parks helped spark the modern civil rights movement by refusing to give up her seat in the colored section of a city bus to a white passenger, the African-American community in Nashville, Tennessee, took a bold stand – with a dash of entrepreneurial spirit – against Jim Crow laws on their streetcars. Nina Cardona from Here & Now contributor WPLN has the story.
- Nina Cardona, reporter and host of All Things Considered at Nashville Public Radio. She tweets @ThatNinaCardona.
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