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1956 - Interstate Buses Desegregated

Desegregation of interstate travel
Event Date: 
January 5, 1956
Event Type: 
Modern Era Begins 1946-1959

Interstate buses desegregated: January 5, 1956.

  • Wilbert Martin, a bus porter, holds old signs and looks at the new sign at the Charlotte bus station.
  • Although buses that travel between states are now desegregated, segregation is still the law for in-state travel.