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.
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.
.1 linear feet
Permission to publish from the Curtis E. Green Photograph Collection must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library
No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.