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Sign from segregated Nashville bus number 351

Smithsonian Institution,


A metal bus sign with a stenciled black paint in black that reads: [THIS PART OF BUS FOR / COLORED RACE].
Medium: paint on paper on metal
Dimensions: H x W x D: 7 5/16 × 19 7/16 × 3/16 in. (18.6 × 49.4 × 0.5 cm)
Object number: 2008.3
Credit Line: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Manufactured by: Unidentified
Caption: In 1960, students planned, coordinated and implemented protests against segregation in public facilities by orchestrating bus boycotts, picket lines and sit-ins. The protests forced the City of Nashville to integrate later that year, but sit-ins and demonstrations continued well into the 1960s in order to ensure compliance. Residue on the surface shows that the sign remained in place, pasted over by a different one.
Place: Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Data Source: National Museum of African American History and Culture


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ARGOMENTI : # in Società e scienze sociali / Società e cultura / Problemi e processi sociali / Gruppi sociali / Discriminazione sociale / Studi etnografici / Minoranze etniche e multiculturalismo /
Tecnologia, ingegneria, agricoltura / Tenologia dei trasporti
PAESI : Tennessee / USA (Stati Uniti d'America)
TAG : tag: Signs , African American , American South , segregation , transportation