Grier, J. D.
Grier was a former member of the Georgia House of Representatives. He was a former national board member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and worked closely with the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. A nonviolent protestor during the civil rights movement, he organized protests and was arrested during lunch counter sit-ins. He served as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives from 1965 to 1968 and also served as chairman of the Atlanta personnel board and later as a member of the Atlanta civil service board. -- House Resolution 1085, Georgia House of Representatives WWW site.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection (Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection)
- WSB-TV newsfilm clip of a panel of African American leaders including Georgia state senator Leroy Johnson, Reverend J. D. Grier and attorneys Horace T. Ward and William H. Alexander explaining recent demands to the Board of Education, Atlanta, Georgia, 1967 September 25 (News)
- WSB-TV newsfilm clip of civil rights leaders Joseph Lowery, and J.D. Grier with Police chief John Inman as he announces efforts to recruit more African American policemen, Atlanta, Georgia, 1973 June 29 (News)