Well done, Montgomery! We're thrilled to see this much-deserved recognition for civil rights attorney Fred Gray, one of our Alabama Humanities Fellows, Class of 2019.
Gray is at the heart of many landmark civil rights cases in constitutional law textbooks: From integrating buses in the City of Montgomery in 1956 to affirming Black Alabamians' right to serve on civil juries and to laying the foundation for the "one person, one vote" principle. Not to mention his legal assistance in fighting for the subjects of the infamous Tuskegee Syphilis Study and protecting marchers walking from Selma to Montgomery in 1965 -- the march that eventually led to the passage of the federal Voting Rights Act.
City Coucil approves plan to rename Jeff Davis Ave. after civil rights attorney Fred Gray