Rights of Colored Persons.

July 16, 1870


William Weaver, a black man, has filed a suit against the City Passenger Railroad Company for removing him from a car meant for white" peoples. He is trying to test whether blacks and whites really do receive the same privileges and amenities in the railway cars and in prosecution."


William Weaver, a colored man, has brought suit in the superior court against the City Passenger Railway Company to recover damages for ejecting him from a car not assigned to colored persons. The object of the suit is to test the right of colored persons to all the privileges of travel enjoyed by white persons. Baltimore Sun.
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