In Morgan v. Virginia, decided on June 3, 1946, the U.S.
Supreme Court struck down a Virginia law requiring racial segregation
on commercial interstate buses as a violation of the commerce clause of the U.S.
Constitution. The appellant, Irene Morgan, was riding a Greyhound bus from Hayes
Store, in Gloucester County,
to Baltimore, Maryland, in 1944 when she was arrested and convicted in Saluda for
refusing to give up her seat to a white person. The National. . .
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