Conversations with Jo Ann Allen: 1944 Transit Strike

Transit strikes can be a real pain for Philadelphians; the SEPTA strike three years ago is a case in point. However, an infamous strike against the old Philadelphia Transportation Company in 1944 broke important new ground. WHYY’s Morning Edition Anchor Jo Ann Allen goes back to wartime Philadelphia with WHYY’s amateur historian Ed Cunningham.

Learn more about the Philadelphia transit strike of 1944 (wikipedia)

Photo above from “The Crisis” magazine. WHYY.org homepage AP/John Lindsay.



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