Greyhound Bus posters celebrate Black History month

"A Seat in Civil Rights History," an exhibit of Greyhound Bus posters celebrating Black History month, is on display through June 1, in the Diversity Studies Room, 203 Pattee Library on the University Park campus of Penn State. The exhibit is open during standard library hours. Call 814-865-3063 to confirm times.

From Rosa Parks quietly sitting in a bus' white section to the Freedom Rides by civil rights activists through the Deep South, buses have played an integral role in our country's struggle against racism. The Greyhound Bus Corp. celebrated some of its history by producing a series of annual posters in conjunction with Black History Month.

Beginning in 2000, Penn State's James Quigel, the head of historical collections and labor archives, in the Special Collections Library, noticed the posters hanging each February, in the Fullington/Greyhound Bus Station in State College, Pa. When he expressed interest in archiving the posters for the University Libraries collection, the Greyhound Bus Corporation in Dallas agreed and gave Penn State permission to use for University events commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month.

This exhibit includes the seven posters comprising the Greyhound Bus Corporation, Celebrating Black History Month Poster Collection, in Historical Collections and Labor Archives, The Special Collections Library, Penn State. For more information, contact James Quigel at 814-863-3181.

Last Updated February 08, 2012