A Family's Pride

In 1956, Wilhelmina Jakes and a close friend refused to sit in the back of a city bus in Tallahassee, Florida, leading to the Tallahassee Bus Boycott. Angela Corley, Wilhelmina's niece, tells the story that makes her family proud to have played a role in the Civil Rights movement. Ms. Corley, who lives in Northern Kentucky, continues in the tradition of her family by working as Director of Freedom Stations for the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

Length: 
2 minutes
Date Recorded: 
09/16/2006
Location Recorded: 
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center