Saturday, February 23, 2008

Carr Dies as a Result of One-Stroke Engine

Johnnie Carr, who joined childhood friend Rosa Parks in the historic Montgomery bus boycott and kept a busy schedule of civil rights activism up to her final days, has died. She was 97.

"Johnnie Carr is one of the three major icons of the Civil Rights Movement: Dr. King, Rosa Parks and Johnnie Carr," said Morris Dees, co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center. "I think ultimately, when the final history books are written, she'll be one of the few people remembered for that terrific movement."
Carr remained president of the Montgomery Improvement Association - a post in which she succeeded Martin Luther King Jr. - until her death. The association led the famous boycott of city buses in Alabama in 1955. We envision a world where both Carrs and buses can get along.


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