Home of Dr. E. D. Nixon, Sr. - Montgomery, AL
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N 32° 21.615 W 086° 19.099
16S E 564136 N 3580572
Quick Description: On Clinton St. between Rosa Parks Ave & South Holt St., in front of a pioneer in the Civil Rights movement, Dr. Edgar Daniel Nixon, Sr.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 3/21/2015 5:20:28 PM
Waymark Code: WMNJ5Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
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Long Description:
Marker text:

Nationally recognized as a pioneer of the modern day Civil Rights Movement, Edgar D. Nixon, Sr., posted bail for segregation law violator Rosa Parks. In her defense, Nixon gathered the support of Montgomery blacks in implementing the successful 1955-56 Montgomery Bus Boycott. His commitment & active involvement as a grassroots organizer, civic leader & founder of the Montgomery NAACP chapter has paralleled local movements for the advancement of blacks, & on several occasions, initiated local protests & reforms of indiscrimination laws & practices in voting, education & employment. In spite of the bombing of this home & countless threats against his life, Nixon persistently fought racial segregation throughout the mid-20th century. As chief strategist of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Nixon spearheaded a local protest which launched a massive movement of social reform & earned him local recognition as "The Father of the Civil Rights Movement."
Marker Name: Home of Dr. E. D. Nixon, Sr. - 20th Century Civil Rights Activist

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
Erected by the Alabama Historical Commission. More info: http://www.biography.com/people/ed-nixon-21308863#naacp-leader-and-candidate

Date Dedicated / Placed: 1986

Marker Number: Not Listed

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