LANDMARKS FOUNDATION PRESENTS:
SEPTEMBER 28,"RIVER, RAILS AND RIGHTS" 9am. Meet at entrance to
Historians Dr. Richard Bailey and Mary Ann Neeley invite the public to join them for their annual walking tour, ":River, Rails and "Rights", which explores the role of transportation in the struggles for Civil Rights.
The walk begins at the Commerce St. entrance to the Tunnel and proceeds to the River for an overview of the role of the river and railroad in ante-bellum period and then to the 1890s highly significant Plessy vs. Ferguson railroad case.
Following a return to Commerce Street, the walk continues to Court Square for a discussion on the 20th century trolley boycotts and strikes, and the later Bus Boycott and Freedom Rides.