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Lizzie demands a seat! : Elizabeth Jennings fights for streetcar rights

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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. Author Beth Anderson and acclaimed illustrator E. B. Lewis bring this inspiring, little-known story to life in this captivating book.--Amazon.

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Lima Public Library J BIO JENNINGS (Text)
Children's Biography
Macedon Public Library JUV BIO JENNINGS (Text)
Juvenile Biography
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Victor Farmington Library J BIO JEN (Text)
Children's New Materials
Wadsworth Library - Geneseo J 923 JEN (Text)
Children's New Nonfiction

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