Nixon, Edgar Daniel


"Union leader and civil rights advocate E. D. Nixon was a prominent figure in the Montgomery bus boycott, the event that launched Martin Luther King, Jr. into the national spotlight. Described by King as a "foe of injustice" and as a man who "worked fearlessly to achieve the rights of this people and to rouse the Negroes from their apathy," Nixon worked behind the scenes to organize and sustain the boycott and to launch the Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA)."--"Nixon, Edgar Daniel (1899-1987)," King Encyclopedia, retrieved June 6, 2008.

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