Lead: On a summer evening in 1944 at Camp Hood near Waco, Texas, Lt. Jackie Robinson refused to go to the back of the bus.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: As much as the denial of political rights, petty segregation, such as separate accommodations, restricted bathrooms, having to sit at the back of the bus, posed during most of the twentieth century a constant reminder to African-Americans of their second-class citizenship. While on active duty in the United States Army during World War II, future Brooklyn Dodger star, Jackie Robinson struck a small blow for equality.

 

 

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