Edgar Nixon

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Birthday
12, 1899
Birthplace
Montgomery, AL
Death Date
Feb 25, 1987 (87)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
12, 1899
Birthplace
Montgomery, AL
Death Date
Feb 25, 1987 (87)

About

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.

Before Fame

He worked at a train station baggage room, before he became a car porter.

Trivia

He was the president of his local chapter of the NAACP and other organizations such as the Montgomery Voters League.

Family Life

He had a son, E.D. Nixon Jr, with his wife Alease.

Associated With

He called Dr. Martin Luther King Jr to take part in the Montgomery Bus Boycott.