[Signed by Rosa Parks et al.:] West Chester Area School District & Community Presents Past, Present and Future with Mrs. Rosa L. Parks, Mr. Fred D. Gray, Mr. Martin Luther King, III.
Black History Month school program celebrating civil rights signed by leading African American activists, Rosa L. Parks, Fred D. Gray, and Martin Luther King, III.
In 1955, Rosa L. Parks (1913–2005) led the Montgomery bus boycott in Alabama and was defended in court by African American attorney, Fred Gray (b.1930), after her controversial arrest for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger. “During the Montgomery bus boycott, Gray’s leadership and legal counsel played a crucial role in the successful desegregation of Montgomery buses.”¹ Martin Luther King, III (b. 1957) later became leader of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) founded by his father, the civil rights martyr Martin Luther King, Jr.
A desirable civil rights commemorative program autographed by Rosa Parks and her Montgomery bus boycott attorney and the son of Martin Luther King, Jr..
Description: [Signed by Rosa Parks et al.:] West Chester Area School District & Community Presents Past, Present and Future with Mrs. Rosa L. Parks, Mr. Fred D. Gray, Mr. Martin Luther King, III.
[West Chester, Pennsylvania: West Chester Area School District & Community, 1987]. pp. Program. 11 x 8½ inches. Blue, stiff paper covers; stapled. Portraits; ads. Signed on the front cover by the three title honorees. Brief soiling to lower cover; near fine.
Note. 1. Gray, Fred David, Sr. | The Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute [Stanford University] accessed online.