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    Segregated Bus, Texas 1956.

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    • Julie Kisiel

      This photograph is a concrete example of segregation that took place on buses. Teachers can show this picture to students and ask them to reflect on how they feel. Students can also connect this picture to Rosa Park's story and many other African Americans. -JK

    • ron b

      .In this photo, you can see the white people sitting in the front of the bus, gleaming with smiles. While in the back of the bus, black people do not look so happy. During Griffin's adventure in the south, he witnessed many civil injustices while on a bus such as the one depicted above.

    • Morbid Adieu

      Segregated Bus in Texas April 25, 1956 Despite a court ruling on desegregating buses, white and blacks continue to be divided by their own choice.

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    • Kim Douglas

      Segregated Bus, Texas 1956. So glad this is over...very wrong times of American history.

    • Lecia Meyer

      Segregated Bus, Texas 1956. I know the times were terrible, but I do love this picture

    • Malak Rogers

      Segregated Bus, Texas 1956. Special shout out to the guy smiling in this photo :)

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      great vintage photo of a segregated bus, texas 1956.

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