Headline about Streetcar Boycott

Title

Headline about Streetcar Boycott

Description

The Richmond Planet, a black-owned weekly newspaper, published this article encouraging black residents to boycott the Virginia Passenger and Power's streetcars. As indicated by the text, John Mitchell Jr, editor of the paper, and other black leaders believed the boycott was a peaceful way to demonstrate their displeasure with new law and the company's decision to enforce the voluntary segregation.

Creator

The Richmond Planet

Publisher

Library of Congress

Date

April 23, 1904

Coverage

1900s

Text

newspaper

Description

The Richmond Planet, a black-owned weekly newspaper, published this article encouraging black residents to boycott the Virginia Passenger and Power's streetcars. As indicated by the text, John Mitchell Jr, editor of the paper, and other black leaders believed the boycott was a peaceful way to demonstrate their displeasure with new law and the company's decision to enforce the voluntary segregation.

Creator

The Richmond Planet

Date

April 23, 1904

Coverage

1900s