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Frederick Douglass

Douglass and friend James N. Buffum were thrown off an Eastern Railroad train

Sep, 1841
Lynn, Massachusetts, U.S.

While living in Lynn, Douglass engaged in early protest against segregated transportation. In September 1841, at Lynn Central Square station, Douglass and friend James N. Buffum were thrown off an Eastern Railroad train because Douglass refused to sit in the segregated railroad coach.


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