Samuel Bacon

Location(s): Fayette, Mississippi Decade: 1940s On March 12, 1948, Samuel Mason Bacon, 61 years old, boarded a bus in Akron, Ohio to visit family in Natchez, Mississippi. After refusing to give his seat…

Thomas Mattox

Location(s): Elberton, Georgia Decade: 1940s On July 11, 1942, Thomas Mattox was 16 years old when he was forced to flee from Elbert County, Georgia. Mattox and his two sisters, were driving when…

Royal Cyril Brooks

Location(s): New Orleans, Louisiana Decade: 1940s Gretna, Jefferson Parish, LA (1948) Brooks got into an altercation with a white bus driver. Brooks had sprung to the defense of a woman who had boarded…

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