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Alabama Law Awarding Honorary Degree to Civil Rights Lawyer

The Tennessee Tribune 19 May 2022
By Associated Press ... George C. Wallace staged his “stand in the schoolhouse door” against integration ... and Black seamstress Rosa Parks, whose arrest for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white man prompted the Montgomery bus boycott ... ....
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Johnnie A. Jones Sr. Dies at 102; a Civil Rights Lawyer Early On

The Tennessee Tribune 10 May 2022
... later in Montgomery, Ala., prompted by the arrest of Rosa Parks ... “Almost unnoticed at the time,” the Baton Rouge protest “was a direct precursor of the Montgomery bus boycott,” Fairclough wrote, “and an event of major significance in the evolution of the civil rights movement.”.
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Attorney Fred Gray, Civil Rights Pioneer, Receives Honorary Degree from University of Alabama

The Birmingham Times 10 May 2022
Among the many others whom he represented during his career were plaintiffs in the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Dr ... “When I was growing up as a youngster in Montgomery, Alabama, the cradle of the confederacy, I knew little about The University of Alabama except it was a university for white people and African Americans were not permitted to attend.
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‘It’s a massive moment’: how Ncuti Gatwa will shake up Doctor Who

The Observer 10 May 2022
Doctor Who changes lives ... just watch Sex Education ... Plus he will be coming with young fans already ... When we did the Rosa episode [which centred around Rosa Parks and the Montgomery bus boycott], I said to the showrunner Chris Chibnall that we shouldn’t be seen to be going back in time and leading Rosa down these paths because that would be abhorrent ... .
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Sissy Spacek: ‘Weinstein did some unsavoury things. He could never look at me after that’

The Irish Times 10 May 2022
Hey there! How are you!” says Sissy Spacek, as if she has just come across an old friend in the shopping mall. We’ve never met; I’m half an hour late for our video meeting and in a cold sweat ... Spacek (72) is a one-off ... Bettmann ... I ask what it was like to work with Harvey Weinstein in 1990 on The Long Walk Home, a film about the Montgomery bus boycott.
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‘I’d carry the misery around with me all day’: Sissy Spacek on acting, grief and her sci-fi debut at 72

The Observer 09 May 2022
Hey there! How are you!” hollers Sissy Spacek, as if she has just come across an old friend in the shopping mall. We’ve never met; I’m half an hour late for our video meeting and in a cold sweat ... Spacek, 72, is a one-off ... I ask what it was like to work with Harvey Weinstein in 1990 on The Long Walk Home, a film about the Montgomery bus boycott ... .
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Alabama law awarding honorary degree to civil rights lawyer Fred Gray

The Grio 07 May 2022
Fred Gray helped represent Black students in their attempt to desegregate the University of Alabama in 1963 ... and Rosa Parks. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves) ... George C ... Gray also represented Rev ... and Black seamstress Rosa Parks, whose arrest for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white man prompted the Montgomery bus boycott ... .
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Coretta Scott King spied on by FBI, J. Edgar Hoover after Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death

Chicago Sun-Times 28 Apr 2022
<img class="Image" alt="Coretta Scott King before she addressed the council at a luncheon in the Pick-Congress Hotel on May 26, 1976." ... The caption read ... White/Chicago Daily News ... The federal law enforcement agency began monitoring him in December 1955 during the Montgomery bus boycott, according to Standford University’s The Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Johnnie Jones, D-day survivor and pioneering civil rights lawyer, dies at 102

The Los Angeles Times 27 Apr 2022
I had to go to the back of the bus,” he said ... He obtained a law degree and was recruited in 1953 to help organize a bus boycott in Baton Rouge, La., and defend the participants ... used that event to plan his larger bus boycott in Montgomery, Ala., a few years later.
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Johnnie Jones, civil rights lawyer and WWII veteran, dies at 102

The Philadelphia Tribune 26 Apr 2022
I had to go to the back of the bus,” said Jones ... He obtained a law degree and was recruited in 1953 to help organize a bus boycott in Baton Rouge and defend the participants ... Martin Luther King used that event to plan his larger bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, several years later.
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Civil rights lawyer and WWII veteran Johnnie Jones Sr. dies at 102

Henry Herald 26 Apr 2022
Decorated World War II veteran and pioneering civil rights lawyer Johnnie Jones Sr. has died at the age of 102 ... Jemison "to help organize the United Defense League's eight-day bus boycott in Baton Rouge and defend the protesters ... Martin Luther King used that event to plan his larger yearlong bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, which started in 1955 ... .
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Johnnie Jones, civil rights lawyer and WWII veteran, dies

Observer-Reporter 24 Apr 2022
I had to go to the back of the bus,” said Jones ... He obtained a law degree and was recruited in 1953 to help organize a bus boycott in Baton Rouge and defend the participants ... Martin Luther King used that event to plan his larger bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, several years later.
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Johnnie Jones, World War II veteran and Army’s first Black warrant officer, dies

Stars and Stripes 24 Apr 2022
I had to go to the back of the bus," said Jones ... He obtained a law degree and was recruited in 1953 to help organize a bus boycott in Baton Rouge and defend the participants ... Martin Luther King used that event to plan his larger bus boycott in Montgomery, Ala., several years later.
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Round and round

Dothan Eagle 24 Apr 2022
Perry Como’s No. 1 tune, “Round and Round,” was a 1957 love song whose title sorta describes historic events of April 24 being recalled this last April 2022 Sunday. Some of this stuff goes round and round ... On April 24, 1867, Black demonstrators staged ride-ins on Richmond, Virginia, streetcars, about nine decades ahead of Montgomery’s bus boycott ... .
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Alabama State renames residence hall for civil rights leader

The Dispatch 21 Apr 2022
Robinson played a key role in the historic 13-month Montgomery Bus Boycott in the mid-1950s, The Montgomery Advertiser reported ... At a ceremony this week on the campus civil rights attorney Fred Gray recalled the times that he planned the bus boycott ...

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