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Johnnie Carr

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Johnnie: The Life of Johnnie Rebecca Carr

Category: African American
Format: Trade Paper, 60 pages
Pub Date: 2001 Fall
Price: $9.95
ISBN: 978-1-60306-033-2
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The personal account of the triumph of a Southern black woman, Mrs. Johnnie Carr who overcame poverty, limited education, and racism to become a wife, mother, and civic leader. Johnnie also reveals the civil rights movement in Montgomery, Alabama. A childhood friend of Rosa Parks, as an adult she inspired Mrs. Parks to join the NAACP. Since 1968, Mrs. Carr has been president of the group which organized the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Her connection to Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., and E.D. Nixon gives her a unique opportunity to offer insights and observations.