Marking the 2014 send-off of the back panel of the VW bus owned by their father, Esau Jenkins, to the Smithsonian were, from left, Elaine Jenkins, Francena J. Buncomb,
Lorretta J. Saunders, James Jenkins, Marie J. Jones and Abraham Bill Jenkins, Sr. The panel is part of a permanent exhibit at the new National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Photo courtesy of Elaine Jenkins
Esau Jenkins, center, stands in front of one of the VW vans he and his wife, Janie, bought to ferry African-American residents of Johns Island to work or school in Charleston, S.C. During the trip, they would teach their passengers the part of the Constitution they needed to know in order to register to vote.