Book Review Questions
The book is called “Right to Ride: Streetcar Boycotts and African American Citizenship in the Era of Plessy v. Ferguson” Here are the questions: 1. Throughout the South, segregation of street cars and trains mirrored other infringement of rights suffered by blacks of the day. Dr. Kelley gives several examples of this happening. What examples does she mention and how does this compare with society today? 2. Throughout the book, (Right to Ride: Street Car Boycotts and African American Citizenship in the era of Plessy v Ferguson.) Dr. Kelley gives examples of not only the concerns faced by African American women but also documents the roles played by women in the four (4) different boycotts she discussed. Briefly describe the concerns specific to African American women who traveled via trains and street cars in the South. Do you think that the fact that women were doubly vulnerable added to their motivation to take part in the organization of boycotts and other protests?