Dining Car Discrimination

Complaints detailing discrimination in dining cars on the southbound L&N train led to the involvement of Thurgood Marshall, then Chief Counsel to the NAACP. As a result of the complaint and Justice Marshall's involvement, the railroad issued a directive ending discrimination on trains.

Subject

African Americans | Railroads

Creator

Records of the Office of Defense Transportation,
Record Group 219

Source

Railway Transport Department Records, 1942-1946

Date

May 1942

Rights

National Archives at Atlanta

Format

Textual Document, 3 pages

Identifier

National Archives Identifier 6925612

Coverage

Alabama | Georgia | Louisiana | Mississippi

Original Format

Paper
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