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Asfe student responsecoloredfinal

  1. 1. A Seat for everyone: a history of Civil rights and transportation a history of Civil rights and transportation a history of Civil rights and transportation <ul><li>A mobile bus exhibit from Seashore Trolley Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Kennebunkport, Maine </li></ul>
  2. 2. Can a bus tell a story?
  3. 3. Isn’t it just a machine?
  4. 4. public transportation like a stage for history like a stage for history
  5. 5. segregated transportation <ul><li>Reflected what was happening in society between different ethnic groups </li></ul>
  6. 6. segregated transportation <ul><li>Reflected what was happening in society between different ethnic groups </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Segregated seating on electric streetcars </li></ul>
  8. 8. buses carried on discrimination from railroads and streetcars
  9. 9. Non-violent civil rights protest <ul><li>Claudette Colvin (left) </li></ul><ul><li>Rosa Parks (right) </li></ul>
  10. 10. freedom riders <ul><li>1961 first “Freedom Ride” left Washington, D.C. </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom Riders test the Supreme Court’s ruling that it was against the law to discriminate on public transportation </li></ul><ul><li>rioting broke out in Alabama to protest the Freedom Rides </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Meet DC Transit Bus #6481 </li></ul><ul><li>1964 </li></ul><ul><li>Seashore Trolley Museum </li></ul>
  12. 12. 1964 - Martin Luther King, Jr. and Lyndon B. Johnson
  13. 13. Claudette Colvin’s visit to maine 2009
  14. 14. civil rights bravery inspired student artwork
  15. 17. Explore history with us there’s a seat for everyone there’s a seat for everyone www.trolleymuseum.org

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