Montgomery Bus Boycott

66th Anniversary for the Montgomery Bus Boycott Held at Holt Street Memorial Baptist Church

Hold Street Memorial Baptist Church held the 66th Anniversary commemorating the Montgomery Bus Boycott. On December 6, 1955, the Montgomery Community held a mass meeting to announced the beginning of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The event was in honor and to remember all of the brave foot soldiers who fought for their freedom that continues to carry on today. Bishop…

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed Announces Plans to Honor Claudette Colvin

Claudette Colvin (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed has announced in a video that the City of Montgomery is working with the family of Claudette Colvin to honor her legacy as someone who challenged Montgomery’s segregated buses in the 1950s. Reed says more will be announced in the coming weeks. Colvin was a teenager when she was arrested on…

Life of Civil Rights Pioneer Jean Graetz Remembered in Montgomery

Jean Graetz with hustband, Rev. Robert Graetz Photo by David Campbell/ASU The family of Jean Graetz, a nationally-known civil rights pioneer, held a virtual memorial service for her Sunday. Graetz died last month at her home in Montgomery at the age of 90. The service can be seen on YouTube: https://youtu.be/PHQ2oJfaJ2g The service was held at Montgomery’s historic First Baptist…