Gilmore, Georgia, 1920-1990


"Georgia Gilmore lived in Montgomery, Alabama during the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Gilmore walked to and from work each day and raised money to support the boycott. She formed the "club from nowhere," which collected money for the boycott from people who supported it but did not attend the mass meetings of the Montgomery Improvement Association. As the sole officer, Gilmore was responsible for collecting all of the money raised by the club members. She said that she would usually take in about $125-200 each week, which she would deposit in the collection plate at the mass meetings. Gilmore was also known for baking food to sell to raise money for the boycott."--"Georgia Gilmore," Eyes on the Prize interviews,

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