locked Re: Southern segregation question in 1946


John Stewart
 

HI Ike

 

Sad but interesting. 

 

I never thought about how segregated facilities cost businesses money

 

John

 

John R Stewart

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From: main@SouthernRailway.groups.io [mailto:main@SouthernRailway.groups.io] On Behalf Of George Eichelberger
Sent: Thursday, September 3, 2020 8:28 PM
To: main@southernrailway.groups.io
Subject: [SouthernRailway] Southern segregation question in 1946

 

Contrary to what many people might assume, the Southern did not like how “Jim Crow” laws effected their passenger operations and equipment designs. There are multiple memos and letters in the Southern Presidents’ and passenger car files on the subject. (The Southern held up the construction of Washington Union Station because the plans did not include a washroom for its “colored” Firemen…a story for another day…)

 

The attached memo from Harry DeButts was written as the Southern was just beginning its post-war lightweight passenger car programs.

 

Ike

 

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