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February 5, 2013

Only for White: Vintage Photos of Public Transport's Racism in the U.S., 1955

In 1955, the patience of Negroes in Montgomery (Alabama, USA) snapped. White finally Ueli black fences in public transport. By then the law, blacks did not have to take the bus the first four series of "whites only." If all the seats "for whites only" were busy, sitting blacks had to yield a white passenger place. And negros boycott the buses. To join the black population sympathetic whites. Buses were empty. Under the pressure of the public authorities surrendered and offensive to the "color" (after all, not only oppressed blacks and mestizos, Indians, etc.) laws were abolished. important detail: the boycott lasted 381 days. Here's who you can learn from the struggle for their rights. Caption: "Colored Passengers"















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