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ABC Evening News for Saturday, Aug 05, 2000
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(Washington: Andrea McCarren) The story of civil rights pioneer Irene Morgan, who was arrested for refusing to move on a Virginia bus as per the state's segregation laws, presented; details given of how her legal case led to a landmark decision in 1946 that struck down segregation on interstate transportation. [MORGAN - describes what happened.] [Documentary filmmaker Robin WASHINGTON - comments on the social change.] The song "You Don't Have to Ride Jim Crow" sung. [Stanford University history department professor Clayborne CARSON - says Morgan's actions were very early in the civil rights struggle.]

McCarren, Andrea

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