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  •  speaking about car pools (5+ / 0-)

    makes me remember a later relief effort  (caravan) organized by Vietnam vets who drove from Lawrence Kansas to aid the black boycott taking place in Cairo IL.

    "If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition." Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon

    by Denise Oliver Velez on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 07:53:01 AM PST

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    •  Do you know of anyone (2+ / 0-)

      who has studied the transportation failures of the 1891-1907 boycotts versus the successes of the 1950s boycotts (I don't recall if the 1953 boycott counted this as a success) to help show how things changed?

      Because part of the issue is the pragmatism -- if you're going to boycott a service, you need to make do without that service. Decreased cab fares, private buses, private cars, all of it -- the motor pool was vital. Moral outrage is one thing, but being able to get to work pays rent.

      "Homeless veteran" should be an oxymoron.
      "Please know that I accept you and yours with no need for explanation of [any] kind." -Translator

      by iampunha on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 01:22:29 PM PST

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