A Name to Call: Johnnie Carr

Another fameless, yet tireless Civil Rights activist has passed away.

Those of us who learned about Johnnie Rebecca Carr through history books may remember her as “the woman who refused to give up her seat before Rosa Parks did it.” A lifelong friend of Ms. Parks’, Mrs. Carr organized carpools during the legendary Montgomery bus boycott. She later went on to head the Montgomery Improvement Association after MLK, a position she held until her recent death of a stroke at age 97.

Bless her spirit. May her family be comforted by her life and legacy.

NY Times Article

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~ by Anayah on February 27, 2008.

2 Responses to “A Name to Call: Johnnie Carr”

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  2. This is the history ,Micahel was teaching his children.And we are all from the same human pair ,Adam ,and Eve ,so we ARE ALL EQAUL ,in his perfect eyes .This Micahel as well aware of ,are we????Will you be there?

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