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Bus Ride To Justice
by Fred D. Gray
Fred Gray grew up in Montgomery, Alabama, and had to leave the state to finish his education because blacks could not then attend Alabama law schools. He returned to his hometown in 1954 and became one of two black lawyers in the city. He was, he writes, "determined to destroy everything segregated that I could find." He did not have to wait long. When Gray's friend Rosa P...more
Published September 1st 2002 by NewSouth
(first published November 1994)
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Fred Gray was a young African American lawyer when he represented Rosa Parks when she was arrested in 1955 for failing to yield her seat on a bus to a white man. The case was central to fostering the Civil Rights movement, and Fred Gray played a pivotal role in cases involving health care, education, voting, and housing. As a young man, Fred Gray was determined to obtain the education and law degree he needed to "destroy everything segregated" he could find. His first hurdle was gaining entry to...more