moderated Re: Jim Crow Coaches
The description of the Jim Crow car is unacceptable! We have an entire file of hand written notes from Southern Conductors that were forced to move families as their trains entered or left Jim Crow states saying how wrong the practice was. Let set the stage circa 1960s…..”white” conductors saying Jim Crow laws were wrong that worked for a company with its charter in Richmond.toggle quoted message. . .
I told Bill Withun about the Union Station washrooms and showed him the notes from conductors. His response was to ask me to write an article for the Smithsonian Magazine because my description of the Southern Railway’s attitudes about race were probably not what people would expect. I told him as a “white guy” I was probably not the right person for such an article.
After knowing how much information the Smithsonian had from SRHA and then to read the crap on their web site about the car has to be dealt with…and will be!
On Apr 7, 2019, at 8:41 PM, Ed Mims <wemims@...> wrote:
The article about this car is a disgrace and something that an institution like the Smithsonian should be ashamed of. As Ike said it is pure BS.
The history of Jim Crow Laws and the treatment of African Americans is not what is in question here.
On Apr 7, 2019, at 4:23 PM, George Eichelberger <geichelberger@...> wrote: