"Metropolitan Jim Crow Plan Hits Philadelphia"

Title

"Metropolitan Jim Crow Plan Hits Philadelphia"

Subject

Policy holders of color of Metropolitan Insurance Company react to impending segregation within the company.

Description

African-Americans policy holders with the Metropolitan Insurance Company were outraged when they were informed that a separate, "Negroes only," office would be set up for policy holders of color. This plan stated that African-American policy holders would only be able to do business or pay dues at the new and separate branch to arrive in Philadelphia. According to the article, Metropolitan Insurance Company intended to repeat this in Detroit, New York, Baltimore, and other eastern cities.

Creator

Edgar W. Roster, author

Source

Philadelphia Tribune

Publisher

WCU, HIS 601/HON 452 Great Migration and Digital Storytelling, Fall 2014

Date

January 17, 1929

Contributor

Derek Duquette

Rights

Used by permission of the Philadelphia Tribune Company, Inc. All rights reserved. The Philadelphia Tribune, with 130 years of continuous publication, is the oldest newspaper in the United States serving the African-American community.

Format

PDF

Type

Text

Original Format

Newspaper

Files

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Citation

Edgar W. Roster, author, “"Metropolitan Jim Crow Plan Hits Philadelphia",” Goin' North, accessed August 13, 2022, https://goinnorth.org/items/show/165.