March 27 -- Charleston Ride-in protests

This one will be short and sweet…

On today’s date in 1861, black demonstrators in Charleston staged ride-ins on streetcars…
As with any other”…-in,” this was born of their not being allowed service on the railway, and carried out in a nonviolent demand for equal servicing.

It would be a little over one month following, on May 1, that the Charleston City Railway company would relent and allow everyone equal rights to ride in their streetcars.

Don’t blame me for coming late in the day with a short post, there was simply very little to post on when I went into this.

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