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Whites in Macon, Georgia Try to Offset Negro Bus Boycott

Feb. 14, 1962 - White persons living in Macon, Ga., who had done little bus riding in recent years started using city buses today in an attempt to offset a Negro boycott. The drive started when 50 whites boarded a bus, paid fares, rode only one block and got off. Many whites left their cars at home. Some boarded buses only to buy tokens. Negroes started the boycott three days ago, seeking an end to segregated riding and the employment of members of their race as drivers and mechanics. A Negro was fined $35 on a charge of operating an overloaded taxi. Negroes renewed their complaint that the police were harassing Negro drivers who participated in carpools.


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