Elizabeth Jennings Graham was a black woman who lived in New York City. In 1854 she was told to get off a streetcar and then forcibly removed by the crew and a police officer. Jennings filed a lawsuit against the driver, the conductor, and the Third Avenue Railroad Company in Brooklyn.   In 1855, she received a verdict in her favor and was awarded damages of two hundred and twenty five dollars plus costs. The next day, the Third Avenue Railroad Company ordered its cars desegregated.

Elizabeth Jennings Graham was a black woman who lived in New York City. In 1854 she was told to get off a streetcar and then forcibly removed by the crew and a police officer. Jennings filed a lawsuit against the driver, the conductor, and the Third Avenue Railroad Company in Brooklyn. In 1855, she received a verdict in her favor and was awarded damages of two hundred and twenty five dollars plus costs. The next day, the Third Avenue Railroad Company ordered its cars desegregated.

Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell as undercover Soviet spies Phillip and Elizabeth Jennings on "The Americans." Photo: FX

Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell as undercover Soviet spies Phillip and Elizabeth Jennings on "The Americans." Photo: FX

THE AMERICANS -- "Dimebag" Episode 304 Pictured: Keri Russell as Elizabeth Jennings. CR: Craig Blankenhorn/FX

THE AMERICANS -- "Dimebag" Episode 304 Pictured: Keri Russell as Elizabeth Jennings. CR: Craig Blankenhorn/FX

Duty and Honor -- Episode 7 (Airs Wednesday, March 13, 10:00 pm e/p) -- Pictured: Keri Russell as Elizabeth Jennings -- CR: Craig Blankenhorn/FX

Duty and Honor -- Episode 7 (Airs Wednesday, March 13, 10:00 pm e/p) -- Pictured: Keri Russell as Elizabeth Jennings -- CR: Craig Blankenhorn/FX

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The American still of Philip and Elizabeth Jennings

The American still of Philip and Elizabeth Jennings

Philip and Elizabeth Jennings on The Americans

Philip and Elizabeth Jennings on The Americans

Keri Russell Matthew Rhys as Philip and Elizabeth Jennings on The Americans

Keri Russell Matthew Rhys as Philip and Elizabeth Jennings on The Americans

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