Jewell Mazique

Jewell Mazique

Jewell Mazique (j. 9/1956; d.2007) was a former news columnist for The Washington Afro-American newspaper and a co-founder of the Capital Transit Campaign, which fought to desegregate Capital Transit, DC’s privately owned bus and streetcar operator. Although seating wasn’t segregated, as in other southern cities, the company hired African Americans only for poorly paid maintenance and custodial jobs.

Mazique received a bachelor’s degree from Spelman College in 1935 and a master’s degree in African Studies from Howard University.

Article on the drive to desegregate the Capital Transit Company

Wikipedia article on Jewell Mazique

DC Historic Sites article on Jewell Mazique

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