Robin Washington column: Irene Morgan remembered — and why we have historic markers

October 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm in Duluth News Tribune

Editor’s note: On Saturday, a historic marker was dedicated in Saluda, Va., to Irene Morgan, who died at 90 in 2007. Eleven years before Rosa Parks, Morgan refused to give up her seat to a white couple on an interstate bus, leading to a 1946 Supreme Court case that found segregation in interstate travel unconstitutional. News Tribune editor Robin Washington, who produced a television documentary about her and the early Civil Rights Movement, was asked to speak at the dedication. Here are his comments and a postscript.
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