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Frank M. Johnson, Jr.

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Creator:Bass, Jack
Title:Frank M. Johnson, Jr.
Date:2007 July 26

Encyclopedia article about Frank M. Johnson, Jr. who as a federal judge played a crucial role in shaping civil-rights law in America and applying it in Alabama. Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. once called him "the man who gave true meaning to the word justice." Johnson's legal decisions desegregated schools in Alabama, busing in Montgomery, eliminated the state poll tax, allowed blacks to serve on juries, and authorized the 1965 civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery. Many other rulings also had far-reaching consequences toward achieving civil rights for blacks, inmates, and the mentally ill.

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Types:Articles | Interactive Resource
Subjects:Johnson, Frank Minis, 1918- | Judges--United States | Judges--Alabama | Lawyers--Alabama | Civil rights workers--Alabama | Segregation in education--Alabama | School integration--Alabama | Soldiers--United States | United States. District Court (Alabama : Middle District)--Officials and employees | United States, Alabama, Montgomeryi, 32.366805, -86.299969 | United States, Alabama, Montgomery County, 32.2202579, -86.2076143
Collection:Encyclopedia of Alabama
Institution:Encyclopedia of Alabama
Contributors:Encyclopedia of Alabama (Project)
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