Civil Rights Attorney and Activist Fred Gray says that when the late Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus, the entire incident was planned. Gray celebrated the memory of Dr. Martin Martin Luther King, Jr as the keynote speaker at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Gray was not only Rosa Parks attorney, he was her friend. Gray said, “I had lunch with Rosa Parks for about a year, five days a week.” And, Parks wasn’t the only person Gray kept contact with on a regular basis.
Jo Ann Gibson Robinson played an instrumental role in the planning of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Gray says he spent considerable time planning with Parks and Robinson. Gray is on a national crusade to raise awareness of the unsung heroes in the movement including lawyers and the role of the city of Tuskegee, Alabama. To that end, he is asking for donations for the Tuskegee Human Rights and Multicultural Center.
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