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  • Vernon Johns

    Vernon Johns

    Born of injustice and frustration, three strands of the black community would come together to form the Montgomery movement: the local NAACP, a group of professional women, and a number of ministers. Including Rev. Vernon Johns.More >>
  • Martin Luther King

    Considered by many to be the pre-eminent civil rights leader in American History, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, GA. More >>
  • John Lewis

    John Lewis

    Congressman John Lewis is a distinguished civil rights leader and current U.S. congressman from Georgia. More >>
  • Joe Louis

    Joe Louis

    Joe Louis Barrow, the Brown Bomber, was born on Buckalew Mountain, near Lafayette, AL and grew up to become the heavyweight campion of the world.  More >>
  • Thurgood Marshall

    Thurgood Marshall was the first African-American appointed to the United States Supreme Court and played a vital role in the civil rights history of the United States. More >>
  • Willie Mays

    Willie Mays

    In 1951, Willie was signed to play with the New York Giants and become what many would call the "best baseball player ever." More >>
  • E.D. Nixon

    E.D. Nixon

    E.D. Nixon was often thought of as "Mr. Civil Rights" in Montgomery during the struggle for civil rights.More >>
  • Jesse Owens

    Jesse Owens was one of the world's greates athletes who single-handedly stopped Hitler's propaganda campaign cold at the 1936 Olympics.  More >>
  • Bill Pickett

    Bill Pickett

    Bill Pickett was a legendary cowboy and rodeo performer. He is credited with the introduction of a new event to the rodeo: bulldogging. More >>
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