Dovey Johnson Roundtree is a civil rights activist, ordained minister, and attorney. She is noted for her 1955 victory before the Interstate Commerce Commission in the first bus desegregation case to be brought before the ICC resulted in the only explicit repudiation of the “separate but equal” doct...Dovey Johnson Roundtree is a civil rights activist, ordained minister, and attorney. She is noted for her 1955 victory before the Interstate Commerce Commission in the first bus desegregation…
Former slave John Wesley Cromwell (1846-1927) was an educator, lawyer, Republican, and journalist. He acquired his law degree at Howard University and likely was the first black attorney to argue before the Interstate Commerce Commission. He also published and edited the People's Advocate, a weekly newspaper, organized the Republican Party, and helped found the American Negro Academy.
North Alabama Express. an Alabama Corporation Aaa Cooper Transportation Inc. an Alabama Corporation Alabama Public Service Commission Milan Express Inc. Intervenors v. The Interstate Commerce Commission and the United States of America Averitt Express Inc. Deaton Inc. Intervenors 996 F.2d 1072 11th Cir. (1993)
While on leave on Aug. 1, 1952, Women’s Army Corps (WAC) Private Sarah Louise Keys, was traveling from New Jersey to North Carolina, refused to give her seat to a white Marine. She was arrested, jailed overnight, fined $25 and convicted of disorderly conduct. Keys mounted a legal battle against racial discrimination. After the U.S. District Court refused on jurisdictional grounds to hear the case, Keys filed suit with the Interstate Commerce Commission.