When looking back on the civil rights movement in the 60's our minds tend to mainly think about the well know figures like Martin Luther King, or Rosa Parks for example that made an impact on this radical movement. We seem to forget that there were many not so well known figures at the time that contributed to this movement that made a tremendous impact just like MLK for the world we live in today, but sadly are forgotten. E.D Nixon contributed to the Montgomery Bus Boycott, held a leadership in the NAACP as well as the voters league, and a Pullman Porter leader. .
E.D Nixon or Edgar Nixon is a civil rights activist who was born in Alabama 1899. He is not as well known as a figure like MLK but he worked with him and Rosa Parks to help lead the Montgomery Bus Boycott, an ongoing event that left its mark on the world for certain. The Montgomery bus boycott was originally sparked by the events of Nixon's former member of the NAACP Rosa Parks, for refusing to give her seat up on the bus for a white person. Nixon believed that this event could start up a boycott for all bus lines, proving the power of Parks's cause. He wanted to find away to challenge the city segregation laws in a formal way. Nixon made Martin Luther king and Ralph D. whom was a preacher at a church, the leaders of this boycott and himself as the treasurer. This boycott lasted 380 days, where the African American community was harassed and attacked for there travels to equality. This also resulted in the bombing of Nixon's home two days after the bombing of King's, but in the end this boycott helped lift the bus segregation laws. .
Years before the bus boycott Nixon was working on the voting rights and civil rights of all colored people resulting in his leadership position in the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) and the Voters League. He was a very strong passionate man, for what he wanted, which was equality for his people in Montgomery.