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"Assert Negro Woman Violated 'Jim Crow' Law"- Jim Crow

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Title "Assert Negro Woman Violated 'Jim Crow' Law"- Jim Crow
Date 1/14/1920
Item Type Newspaper (article)
Publication Wilmington Star
Description "When Eva Hayes, colored, refused to remove to one of the vacant seats in the rear part of a Brooklyn trolley car yesterday afternoon, she was placed under arrest for violating the state 'Jim Crow' law....It is understood this is the first time in the history of the local traction company that anyone has been arrested for having violated this law..."
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Courtesy New Hanover Public Library