Remembering The 1905 Nashville Streetcar Protest05:41

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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.


This segment aired on October 8, 2015.

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