Sarah Mae Fleming (1933-1993) | Road Trip

In June 1954 Sarah Mae Fleming, a 20-year-old African-American boarded a local bus, owned and operated by South Carolina Electric and Gas Company. According to Fleming the bus driver told her to move to the back of the bus. She reported trying to leave by way of the front (the bus was crowded) and he hit her in the stomach while forcing her off of the bus.

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