White Transit Workers Strike in Philadelphia

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.
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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,…