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Subtitle: The City Railroad Companies before the Legislature.

Title: Pacific Appeal - January 30, 1864

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer comments on the economic problems the public railway system is experiencing. Since African Americans make up the majority of people who use public transportation, these companies are suffering from loss of revenue when they deny seats to this segment of the population. The writer encourages a boycott if these prejudicial incidents continue.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subjects: Abolitionists--United States; African American abolitionists; Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery; United States--History--19th century

Keywords: Civil rights; government; politics; prejudice; public transportation

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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