By Maria Fleming
Inspiring and real, a spot on the desk chronicles the lives of yankee freedom opponents whose tales are little-known, yet whose efforts have lead the way for equality and justice within the face of maximum prejudice. Unsung heroes and their courageous deeds, reminiscent of condominium slave Elizabeth Freeman's momentous court docket conflict successful her freedom, suffragette Sara Bard Field's cross-country trip for women's rights, and Nisqually Indian Billy Frank Jr.'s struggle for local American land rights, toppled obstacles in schooling, vote casting, employment, housing, and different components of discrimination. A rousing background of yankee champions of justice, a spot on the desk is stuffed with women and men who, whilst instructed by way of society to "stay of their place," insisted that "their position" was once on the American desk as full-fledged individuals in democracy.
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They are good citizens ... " The judge, however, refused to consider the broader issue that Ward raised. He ruled only that the men had indeed created a disturbance and fined them $5. Louisville's black community, however, was not about to let the more pressing question of their rights go unanswered. Backed by the city's AfricanAmerican leaders, Robert Fox decided to sue the Central Passenger Railroad Company for denying him access to its streetcars. S. district court in Louisville. During the winter, many African Americans boycotted city streetcars as they waited for the federal court to hand down its decision.
Paper Trails On July 4, 2000, the Hartford Courant ran a startling frontpage story recounting the paper's role in the slave trade during the 18th and 19th centuries. The story, titled "A Courant Complicity, An Old Wrong," detailed the Couranfs history of running ads — many signed by Thomas Green, the paper's founder — for the sale of slaves and the capture of runaways. " The apology came on the heels of a Courant story from the previous March about the decision by Aetna, a Hartford-based insurance company, to apologize for having sold policies to slave owners insuring the lives of their slaves in the 1850s.
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A Place at the Table: Struggles for Equality in America by Maria Fleming