Chairman of a group of Craig County officials speaks out against an Interstate Commerce Commission ruling which authorizes the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway to abandon a branch line in the county - University of Virginia - Virgo
North Alabama Express. an Alabama Corporation Aaa Cooper Transportation Inc. an Alabama Corporation Alabama Public Service Commission Milan Express Inc. Intervenors v. The Interstate Commerce Commission and the United States of America Averitt Express Inc. Deaton Inc. Intervenors 996 F.2d 1072 11th Cir. (1993)
Mugshots of Freedom Riders are brought to life in colorized images
The rides continued for the following months and under pressure from the Kennedy administration, the Interstate Commerce Commission issued new regulations prohibiting segregated transport facilities. Patricia Elaine Bryant, then 20, was member of the 12th group of Freedom Riders that were arrested in Jackson, coming from Nashville at 5.30am on June 8, 1961.
RAIL STRIKE, 1920: A huge nationwide freight car logjam resulted from a strike by railway workers. The Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) was charged with assisting the railroad lines to break the logjam and get freight moving expeditiously. Berryman portrays Uncle Sam as an ICC traffic cop, directing the flow of railroad trains.
-- September 22, 1961 ICC ruling, effective November 1, 1961: All interstate buses required to display a certificate that reads: "Seating aboard this vehicle is without regard to race, color, creed, or national origin, by order of the Interstate Commerce Commission." This is a large step in equailty for African Americans.