can anyone give me a quote from Edgar Daniel Nixon-a civil right leader?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    "I'm from Montgomery, Alabama, a city that's known as the Cradle of the Confederacy, that had stood still for more than ninety-three years until Rosa L. Parks was arrested and thrown in jail like a common criminal. Fifty thousand people rose up and caught hold to the Cradle of the Confederacy and began to rock it till the Jim Crow rockers began to reel and the segregated slats began to fall out." Edgar Daniel Nixon - Madison Square Garden, New York

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  • 1 decade ago

    Here you go!

    "I'm from Montgomery, Alabama, a city that's known as the Cradle of the Confederacy, that had stood still for more than ninety-three years until Rosa L. Parks was arrested and thrown in jail like a common criminal. Fifty thousand people rose up and caught hold to the Cradle of the Confederacy and began to rock it till the Jim Crow rockers began to reel and the segregated slats began to fall out." Edgar Daniel Nixon - Madison Square Garden, New York

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  • Dr. R
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    1 decade ago

    "Nobody cared.’ They didn’t want to care, until we made ‘em. We pushed their face into the slop-jar, and only then did they see that it was sour and rancid and ought to be emptied.”

    The "I'm from Montgomery ..." speech is actually credit to M.L. King. Nixon organized the event, but King gave the Keynote speech.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Together with Clifford Durr, a white attorney, Nixon bailed Parks out of jail and quickly began to mobilize Montgomery’s black community. Impressed by King’s address to the local NAACP chapter several months earlier, Nixon asked him to host a bus-boycott planning meeting at his church on 2 December. After the successful one-day boycott on 5 December, Montgomery’s black leaders met again. King was elected to lead the boycott as president of the newly created MIA, and Nixon was elected treasurer. When some participants suggested forming a secret organization, Nixon chastised them ‘‘Am I to tell our people that you are cowards?’’ (Papers 3:4n).

    Nixon supplied the MIA with contacts for various labor and civil rights organizations, which provided both financial and political support for the boycott. In 1957 tensions between King and Nixon developed over leadership and decision making in the MIA. Nixon resigned his post as MIA treasurer in 1957, citing resentment at ‘‘being treated as a newcomer’’ (Papers 4:217). However, Nixon maintained respect for King. Referring to King’s handling of his arrest in Montgomery on 3 September 1958, Nixon applauded King, ‘‘because of your courage in face of known danger I want to commend you for your stand for the people of color all over the world, and [especially] the people in Montgomery. Your action took the fear out of the Negroes and made the white man see himself as he is’’ (Papers 4:492).

    Until his death at the age of 87, Nixon continued to work for civil rights, focusing his later years on improving conditions at housing projects and organizing programs for African American children. Nixon received the Walter White Award from the NAACP in 1985, and in 1986, a year before his death, Nixon’s home in Montgomery was placed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage.

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  • 1 decade ago

    " Ask not forth what glory of this way comes, begast to all what is amongst us, that truth that surrounds, only through strength under lies the unity with the leggo of my Charmin."

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