A Civil Rights leader who played and integral role in organizing the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott, which helped end racial segregation in public transportation systems.
He worked at a train station baggage room, before he became a car porter.
He was the president of his local chapter of the NAACP and other organizations such as the Montgomery Voters League.
He had a son, E.D. Nixon Jr, with his wife Alease.
He called Dr. Martin Luther King Jr to take part in the Montgomery Bus Boycott.