Historic Markers Across Alabama



Georgia Gilmore Chelsea



Marker ID: AHA 
Location: on Dericote St., Montgomery, Alabama
County: Montgomery
Coordinates: N 32° 22.226    W 086° 17.826
  32.37043333    -86.2971
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



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Georgia Gilmore
February 5, 1920 - March 3, 1990


Georgia Gilmore, cited as a “solid energetic boycott participant and supporter.” Lived in this house during the days of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Once arrested on a bus, Gilmore was ardent in her efforts to raise funds for the Movement and organized “Club From Nowhere” whose members baked pies and cakes for sale to both black and white customers. Opening her home to all, she tirelessly cooked meals for participants including Dr. Martin Luther King and Dr. Ralph Abernathy. Her culinary skills continued to aid the cause of justice as she actively worked to encourage civil rights for the remainder of her life.

Erected 1995 by Alabama Historical Association.







End of Georgia Gilmore Chelsea