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Subtitle: Litigation.

Title: Pacific Appeal - November 21, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer provides commentary on a legal suit brought against the Omnibus Railroad Company by an African American woman who was refused to a seat because of her race. She won the case; and the writer encourages others to take this type of action in similar situations.

Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper column

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

Keywords: law; legal; Mission Company; Morning Call; prejudice; public transportation; railroad; women

People: Brown, Charlotte

Organization: Omnibus Railroad Company

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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