City of Chattanooga v. Jim Adside, Amos Collier, et al

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
City of Chattanooga v. Jim Adside, Amos Collier, et al
Case Date: 
1934
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Ordinance Violation

Database - TN Research:

County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
346
Notes / Description: 

Additional Defts.: Ben Bozeman; Will Hill; Joe Hunt; Luke Smith; L. J. Bryant. All defts. African-American, charged with violating city's "Jitney Ordinance" (Ord. 2049) by operating without permits, filing insurance policies & bonds, or paying privilege licenses. Defts., together with about 25 other black men, had formed the "Green Light Taxi Club" which operated in the city's black neighborhoods. The Tennessee Electric Power Co. objected to their presence.