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Metro Atlanta Chapter






The Enduring Chronicle: Civil Rights and the Railroads

See all photos from this February 2014 symposium -- including screenshots from the PowerPoint presentation on a sampling of the railroad discrimination lawsuit documents at the National Archives at Atlanta -- on our "Members Only" page. The event was sponsored by the Archives and the AAHGS Metro Atlanta Chapter.


Anthony Baker on panel

Panel discussion on 1883 Supreme Court ruling against plaintiffs in Robinson v. Memphis and Charleston Railroad case (from left): Anthony Baker, Professor, John Marshall Law School; Sharon McMeans-Lukiri, AAHGS Metro Atlanta Chapter member; and Joel Walker, Education Specialist, National Archives at Atlanta.


AAHGS Metro Atl - Railroad Kids AAHGS Metro Atl - James Commander AAHGS Metro Atl - James West, Railroad Artist


(Left Photo) Reenactment of Sallie and Joseph Robinson's train discrimination incident by Justice Cadet, Amina Brooks and Aleeza Cadet. (Middle Photo) Historian James Commander shows rare document. (Right Photo) Train artist James West in grandfather's Pullman Porter uniform.

AAHGS Metro Atl - RR Lovejoy HS Chorale

Singers from the Lovejoy High School Chorale perform.


AAHGS Metro Atlanta Railroad Symposium audience

The symposium audience.