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On August 1,1944, white transit workers in Philadelphia went on strike to protest the promotion of black workers to the position of trolley driver, bringing the city to a standstill. See more of the story in this edition of Moments in Civil Rights History.
On August 1, 1944, white employees of the Philadelphia Transportation Company started a strike to protest the promotion of eight black workers to trolley driver. The strike lasted more than a week,…