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Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Home of Dr. E. D. Nixon, Sr.

20th Century Civil Rights Activist

 
 
Home of Dr. E. D. Nixon, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 21, 2015
1. Home of Dr. E. D. Nixon, Sr. Marker
Inscription. 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 this 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 1986 by the Alabama Historical Commission.
 
Location. 32° 21.615′ N, 86° 19.099′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Clinton Street 0.1 miles west of Rosa L Parks Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker
Home of Dr. E. D. Nixon, Sr. & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 21, 2015
2. Home of Dr. E. D. Nixon, Sr. & Marker
is at or near this postal address: 647 Clinton Street, Montgomery AL 36108, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rosa Parks Branch Library / Bertha Pleasant Williams (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charlie and Lucille Times (about 700 feet away); Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cleveland Court Apartments (approx. mile away); Holt Street Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Percy Lavon Julian (approx. 0.3 miles away); Support: Local and Organizational (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sherman W. White, Jr. (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
 
Also see . . .
1. Biography of E.D. Nixon Sr. (Submitted on March 21, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on Dr Nixon. (Submitted on March 21, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil Rights
 
Looking west from marker on Clinton Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 21, 2015
3. Looking west from marker on Clinton Street.
Dr. E. D. Nixon, Sr. image. Click for full size.
From the Alabama Department of Archives & History
4. Dr. E. D. Nixon, Sr.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 302 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 21, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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