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Guide to the Curtis E. Green Photograph Collection
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Description
The Curtis E. Green Photograph Collection consists of 11 photographs documenting the Lawson National Distribution Company’s bus contract with the San Francisco Municipal Railway and the dedication ceremony of the Curtis E. Green Light Rail Center.
Background
Curtis E. Green (1924-2002) was the first African American to administer a major U.S. transit system. Born in Louisiana, he served in the Marine Corps during World War II then moved to San Francisco where he worked as a Muni bus driver beginning in 1945. He worked as a bus driver for twenty years and was promoted to the Director of Personnel and Safety in 1969 and Deputy General Manager in 1973. He was promoted again the following year to General Manager of Muni which he would run until his retirement in 1982.
Extent
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Restrictions
Permission to publish from the Curtis E. Green Photograph Collection must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.
Availability
No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.