Feature A Stand on the Streetcar How an individual act of resistance in 1850s’ New York led to the desegregation of the city’s transit system. Rachel Serkin | Published in History Today Volume 71 Issue 1 January 2021 A New York streetcar, c.1890 © Getty Images. To continue reading this article you will need to purchase access to the online archive. Buy Online Access Buy Print & Archive Subscription If you have already purchased access, or are a print & archive subscriber, please ensure you are logged in. Please email email@example.com if you have any problems.