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Gloucester NAACP to hold program on Irene Morgan

The Gloucester Branch NAACP will host a Zoom program at 7 p.m. Monday on “The Irene Morgan Story.” Dr. William Evans will talk about Morgan, who was arrested in Middlesex County in 1944 under a law imposing racial segregation in public facilities and transportation.

Morgan, who was black, boarded a Greyhound bus in Gloucester heading to Baltimore, refused to give up her seat for a white person. The case made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled that Virginia’s law enforcing segregation on interstate buses was unconstitutional.

The branch’s regularly scheduled meeting will follow immediately after the program on Morgan. Contact for Zoom login and other information.

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