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They walked to freedom : 1955-1956 : the story of the Montgomery bus boycott

Author: Kenneth M Hare
Publisher: Champaign, IL : Spotlight Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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This book features interviews with participants, dozens of photographs from the time, and key historical documents, chronicling the Montgomery Bus Boycott that set the stage for the modern Civil Rights Era.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Rosa Parks; Rosa Parks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth M Hare
ISBN: 1596700106 9781596700109
OCLC Number: 62879393
Description: viii, 136 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 29 cm
Contents: Before Rosa Parks --
A profile : E.D. Nixon --
The arrest --
A profile : Rosa Parks --
The Montgomery Improvement Association --
The first mass meeting --
Violence and intimidation --
A profile : Martin Luther King Jr. --
The second front : Browder v. Gayle --
In his own words : Frey Gray --
The white community --
In his own words : Robert S. Graetz --
A profile : the Durrs --
A place in history --
The bus boycott now : museums and sites.
Responsibility: [Kenneth M. Hare].

Abstract:

This book features interviews with participants, dozens of photographs from the time, and key historical documents, chronicling the Montgomery Bus Boycott that set the stage for the modern Civil Rights Era.

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by LionelNixon@yahoo.com (WorldCat user on 2006-12-13)

The Nixon Report They Walked To Freedom From the African News World Service by: The Nixon Report, Lionel B. Nixon, Media Counsel and Investigative Reporter(314) 454 -9005 lionelnixon@yahoo.com Lionel Nixon the grandson of E.D. Nixon President of the 1955 Montgomery, Alabama NAACP of which Rosa Parks was Executive Secretary. He is available for speaking engagements with community groups, universities, elementary and high schools, social clubs, tourist and civic organizations any where in the United States. Please call or 314 454-9005 for more information. Lionel Nixon has traveled around the country promoting the memory of the 1955 Montgomery, Alabama Bus Boycott and how that community organized it. He believes that, "keeping the legacy of our ancestors alive will be beneficial for youth and future generations". Lionel’s 56th birthday on December 1st 2006 was the 51st anniversary of the arrest of Rosa Parks and the beginning of the Montgomery Alabama Bus Boycott. They Walked To Freedom is an excellent book that illustrates in amazing pictures and words the following: 50 Years Ago : The Browder versus Gayle lawsuit was filed on February 1, 1956. The Montgomery Alabama Bus Boycott was a victory as a result a favorable decision by the United States Supreme Court of this lawsuit on November 13, 1956. Desegregated busing was defeated on December 21, 1956 and people began to ride buses on a non-segregated basis . The Browder versus Gayle Lawsuit Under the leadership of my grand father, E. D. Nixon, the Montgomery Branch of the NAACP helped launch the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955; Dr. Joanne Robinson, Ralph Abernathy, and Rosa Parks as well as Others were among the NAACP activists who united to form the Montgomery Improvement Association. E. D. Nixon (Edgar Daniel) the Montgomery Alabama NAACP President, recruited Dr. Martin Luther King who served as the MIA’s first President. In 1956, Local NAACP Alabama, Attorney Fred Grey, who defended Parks after her December 1st 1955 arrest and represented the plaintiffs in the Browder vs. Gayle, law suit that eventually overturned Montgomery ’s bus segregation laws. Browder vs. Gayle, the case that eventually overturned Montgomery ’s bus segregation laws. NAACP attorney Fred D. Gray filed the federal district court petition that became Aurelia S. Browder v. William A. Gayle on February 1, 1956, two days after segregationists bombed Dr King’s house .and that of my grandfather E. D. Nixon. Because, Browder v. Gayle challenged the constitutionality of a state statute, the case was brought before a three-judge U.S. District Court panel. On Monday June 5, 1956, the court ruled two to one that segregation on Alabama ’s intrastate buses was unconstitutional, citing Brown v. Board of Education as precedent for the verdict. King applauded the victory, but realizing the ruling would be appealed, called for a continuation of the boycott. On Tuesday, November 13, 1956, while my grandfather, Dr. King along with many other protesters was in court being tried on the legality of the boycott’s car pools, a reporter notified them that the U.S. Supreme Court had just affirmed the District Court’s decision on Browder v. Gayle.

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