JTA runs diversity campaign in honor of Black History Month

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – In honor of Black History Month, News4Jax took a look back to 1955, when any African-American would have been arrested and put in jail for riding in the "white section" of a segregated bus.

Fast forward to 2017 -- JTA wants to remind the public of the many accomplishments African-Americans made before, during and after the civil rights movement.

JTA will have 20 posters at bus stops throughout the city to highlight African-Americans such as Rosa Parks, Wendell Holmes and A. Phillip Randolph.

One JTA bus operator told News4Jax it's great to see African-Americans honored in a place that was segregated decades ago.

"It makes me feel proud that I've been here this long as a black operator to set the path for other operators," the operator said.

JTA said it wants people to get involved by taking a photo with one of the posters and using #JTADiversity, adding that it will also honor other minority groups during their diversity month.

The posters can be found at:

  • 7135 Arlington Expressway
  • 10190-A Southside Boulevard
  • 335 Newnan Street North
  • 771 Market Street North
  • 7650 103rd Street
  • Townsend at Merrill
  • 6089 Youngerman Circle
  • 5064 Normandy Boulevard
  • 11901 Beach Boulevard (FSCJ South Campus)
  • University Boulevard and Richard Street
  • Hillman Drive and 103rd Street
  • F.S.C.J. Kent Campus
  • Marbon Park-N-Ride
  • Jefferson and Adams Street
  • Broad Street and Monroe Street
  • Broad Street and Ashley Street
  • 11097 Lem Turner Road
  • Philips Highway and Reba Avenue
  • Lem Turner & Capper Road
  • Market Street and First Street

Click here for more information about JTA's diversity campaign. 

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