Caroline Williams was a free African American living in post-Civil War St. Louis in 1867 who was the center of a landmark civil rights case. When she was thrown from a streetcar with her small child after trying to sit inside, she sought justice through the courts. This re-enactment of a conversation that Caroline might have had with her husband Neptune on the night of the incident dramatizes the courage necessary to challenge the status quo in former slave states.
4 minutes, 11 seconds
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