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Johnnie R. and Arlam Carr, Sr. Home

 
 
Johnnie R. and Arlam Carr, Sr. Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, January 12, 2014
1. Johnnie R. and Arlam Carr, Sr. Home Marker
Inscription.  This home was originally owned in 1901 by Emily V. Semple. It changed hands several times until purchased by Flora K. Daniels and Arlam and Johnnie R. Carr, Sr. The Carrs moved into this residence in 1943. They resided here during the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott. Johnnie Carr was an active member of the Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA) under the leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at that time. In 1964, Johnnie and Arlam Carr, Sr. became the lead plaintiffs on behalf of their son, Arlam Carr, Jr. in the Carr v. Montgomery Board of Education case which resulted in desegregation of Montgomery Public schools. Mrs. Carr was elected the first female and fifth President of MIA providing leadership for more than 35 years. She has been a part of many efforts of that organization to promote racial harmony, provide opportunities for minorities and support community development.
 
Erected by the Hall Street Baptist Church Centennial Project.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1901.
 
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32° 22.181′ N, 86° 17.494′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Hall Street and Grove Street, on the right when traveling south on Hall Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 780 Hall Street, Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hall Street Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Hale Infirmary / The Lynching of Willie Temple (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alabama State University / Tatum Street (about 700 feet away); Aurelia Eliscera Shines Browder (approx. ¼ mile away); Home of Ralph David Abernathy (approx. ¼ mile away); Birthplace of Nat "King" Cole (approx. ¼ mile away); Forest Avenue's Medical Facilities / Oak Park Montgomery's First Public Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Georgia Gilmore (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
 
Also see . . .  Johnnie Carr Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on January 13, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Carr Home image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, January 12, 2014
2. Carr Home
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 13, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 926 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 13, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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