Irene Morgan was arrested in Virginia for refusing to give her bus seat to a white passenger. She was convicted on October 18, 1944 at the Middlesex County Circuit Court, but appealed to the Virginia Supreme Court where her conviction was upheld. With help from NAACP lawyers, including Thurgood Marshall. Morgan v. Commonwealth of Virginia was heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in March 1946. Segregation on interstate bus travel was ended.
Marc Morial, American political & civic leader and the current President & CEO of the National Urban League. He also served as mayor of New Orleans for 8 years, and in 2012, was appointed by Obama to the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability. He also serves as an Executive Committee member of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the Black Leadership Forum, & Leadership 18. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown Law.