101 years before Rosa Parks and Claudette Colvin, Elizabeth Jennings refused to be removed from a NYC trolley. Her case in the Brooklyn Circuit Court led to the desegregation of all NYC trolley lines. Her attorney? Future president Chester A.
The Lemmon Slave Case was another civil liberties case that Chester Arthur won as a new attorney. It caused New York's Supreme Ct. to agree that slaves traveling through NY would be freed. It was going to the Supreme Ct. but the Civil War intervened.
In a video posted on The Black History School, we learn more about Chester Arthur assumed the role as president after James A. Garfield was assassinated. He was an unpopular president because of his lackIn a video posted on The Black History School, we learn more about Chester Arthur assumed the role as president after James A. Garfield was assassinated. He was an unpopular president because of his lack of ability to enforce civil rights for Blacks and for Native Americans. He could not…
Chester A. Arthur Home, Logan Circle, Washington, D.
21.Chester Arthur In office September 19, 1881 – March 4, 1885 Vice President None[a]. Born Chester Alan Arthur October 5, 1829 Fairfield, VT. Died November 18, 1886 (aged 57) Manhattan, N.Y. Resting place Albany Rural Cemetery Menands, N.Y. Spouse(s) Ellen Herndon (m. 1859; d. 1880)(m. 1859; d. 1880) Children 3, Chester, William, &Ellen Parents William Arthur Malvina Stone