Highways Becoming Civil Rights Battleground


In an article on “Why highways have become the center of civil rights protest,” the author reflects on the role of transportation in past and present civil rights protests.

“If anything is new, what’s different today may be the occupation of urban interstates for the purpose of bringing them to a standstill. Protesters in Selma . . . wanted to use the Edmund Pettus Bridge — on their way to Montgomery — not block it.”

~Thanks to Asha W. Agrawal for this post

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