Johnnie Carr Interview

Type 
Interview
Year 
2002
Creator(s) 
Charles Marsh (interviewer)
Johnnie Carr (interviewee)
Date 
Sat, 09/07/2002
Medium 
Interview, Taped then Transcribed
Doc # 
7INT23
Location 
Dexter Avenue Baptist Church Montgomery, AL
United States
Abstract 

In this interview, civil rights activist Mrs. Johnnie Carr talks about her upbringing in Montgomery, Alabama and her childhood friendship with former schoolmate Rosa Parks. She praises the work of civil rights activist and attorney Fred Gray in advancing the rights of African Americans. Carr discusses Parks's 1955 refusal to give up her bus seat in Montgomery in December 1955. Carr then brings up Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his philosophy of love and nonviolence in the struggle for civil rights.

Rights 
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