Black History Trailblazer: Caroline Le Count Lead Women’s Resistance Campaign

Caroline Le Count was an African American schoolteacher, who was also part of a women’s resistance campaign during the Civil War. She was a part of a group involved in nursing wounded soldiers, yet they were unable to ride the streetcars to get them to the bases. Due to increasing pressure from civil rights activists, the law regarding the streetcars was eventually changed. All of Philadelphia’s streetcar companies were informed that segregation would no longer be tolerated. It was a small victory in terms of the civil rights movement as a whole, but allowed for the free movement of African Americans across the city of Philadelphia.’





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