Elizabeth Jennings Graham - Honoring 170 Years
Thursday, February 15, 2024
2:00 PM ET
100 years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat, a 24-year-old Black New Yorker stood her ground on a streetcar. Her name was Elizabeth Jennings Graham. Join us to pay tribute to Graham’s civil rights legacy, on the 170th anniversary of her brave act of defiance.
Content Manager Polly Desjarlais will lead a digital discussion highlighting Jennings Graham’s courage and perseverance. Her successful battle against the Third Avenue Railroad Company became the first recorded legal victory for equal rights on public transportation – a powerful catalyst in the fight for desegregation on all of New York’s public transit vehicles.
All attendees are welcome. You will have the option to turn on automatic captions for this virtual program. Staff will share instructions for how to do so at the start of the event. Please email [email protected] for any accessibility-related questions.
Please contact [email protected] for general inquiries.
Image: Old Storehouses Cor. Pearl and Chatham St. 1861. Emmet Collection, New York Public Library.
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