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Saluda in Middlesex County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Morgan v. Virginia

 
 
Morgan v. Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 22, 2014
1. Morgan v. Virginia Marker
Inscription. The resistance of Irene Morgan (1917-2007) to segregation led to an important court case. On 16 July 1944, Morgan refused to give up her seat on a Greyhound bus to a white passenger. After a struggle with Middlesex County sheriffs she was arrested. Convicted by the State, she appealed all the way to the United States Supreme Court with the help of Spottswood W. Robinson III and Thurgood Marshall, among others. In a landmark decision in 1946, the Court ruled that it was unconstitutional to enforce segregation laws on interstate carriers. This decision helped set precedent for the later battles the NAACP waged against segregation.
 
Erected 2011 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number OC 44.)
 
Location. 37° 36.372′ N, 76° 35.665′ W. Marker is in Saluda, Virginia, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of General Puller Highway (Virginia Route 33) and New Street (Virginia Route 675), on the right when traveling east on General Puller Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saluda VA 23149, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1st Lt Beryl R. Newman (within shouting distance of this marker); Middlesex County Veteran's Memorial
Gen Puller Hwy & New St image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 22, 2014
2. Gen Puller Hwy & New St
(within shouting distance of this marker); Middlesex County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Middlesex County Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Scottish Factors Store (approx. 1.6 miles away); Christ Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Middlesex County / Gloucester County (approx. 1.6 miles away); Rosegill (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saluda.
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil Rights
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 285 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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