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)
- Series of WSB-TV newsfilm clips of civil rights movement leaders speaking to a mass meeting as well as other scenes typical of the Albany Movement in Albany, Georgia, 1962 (Moving images)
- WSB-TV newsfilm clip of a peace and civil rights rally, Atlanta, Georgia, 1968 April 6 (News)
- WSB-TV newsfilm clip of a political cartoon drawn by Bill Daniels portraying Georgia governor Lester Maddox and Macon mayor Ronnie Thompson protesting school integration at the expense of a child in Georgia, 1970 February (News)
- WSB-TV newsfilm clip of civil rights leaders promoting nonviolence in a poolroom in Albany, Georgia, 1962 July 25 (Moving images)