Day 22: Irene Morgan

The reason some of us can ride on the Greyhounds heading south.

She was on a bus from Maryland to Virginia. In Virginia she was arrested for violating the state’s segregation laws pertaining to seating on the bus. After she kicked the one officer in the groin and fought another, she eventually pled guilty to resisting arrest but refused to accept responsibility for the segregation violation. It was appealed and successfully repealed!

This was in 1944, 11 years before Rosa Parks.


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