Lizzie Demands a Seat

Mon, 27 June, 2022

Elizabeth Jennings set an example for African Americans when it came to using public transportation. She came before Rosa Parks, An African American woman who refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white person. “Lizzie” as she was called, faced numerous challenges and physical assaults which she overcame to acquire the right of African Americans to ride on public transportation with everyone else regardless of race.