Historic Markers Across Alabama

Home of Dr. E. D. Nixon, Sr. 20th Century Civil Rights Activist

Marker ID: AHC 
Location: Clinton St. between Rosa Parks Ave & South Holt St, Montgomery, Alabama
County: Montgomery
Coordinates: N 32° 21.615    W 086° 19.099
  32.36025    -86.31831666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMNJ5Z


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 his 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."

Erected September 6, 1986

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