Lizzie demands a seat : Elizabeth Jennings fights for streetcar rights / Beth Anderson ; illustrated by E.B. Lewis
Book | Calkins Creek, an imprint of Boyds Mills & Kane | 2020 | First edition.

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First edition.
Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
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Includes bibliographical references.
Summary
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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Lewis, Earl B.,
ISBN
9781629799391
1629799394
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