Edgar Nixon

Leader Of the NAACP

Creator of the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Edgar D. Nixon was born in Montgomery in 1899. He had only one year of formal schooling. He eventually became the leader of the local N.A.A.C.P. Nixon was in control of the Montgomery bus boycott. The movement was in action before parks arrest, but not publicly. The N.A.A.C.P needed someone who could make the common black, and white African American supporters people jump up. The arrest of Rosa Parks was perfect for the occasion. Just what was needed. He then, in 1955, organized the Montgomery Bus Boycott. King was appointed the leader by the local N.A.A.C.P. (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.)bio_nixon2.jpgHe passed away at age 87, on Feb. 25, 1987.
external image e-d-nixon_parks_sub.jpgexternal image ednixon.jpg






Note to parents and community members: If there is any information on which you would like to comment or provide feedback/insight, please click on the discussion tab above. You must have a wikispace account. Please click here for those directions