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A century before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in Alabama, Sarah Mayrant Fossett – businesswoman, civil rights activist, and participant in the Underground Railroad – successfully integrated the Cincinnati streetcar system.
In this video, Monticello Guide Liz Marshall tells the story of Sarah Fossett, the intrepid wife of Peter Fossett who was born into slavery at Monticello.

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