Full Name: Edgar Daniel Nixon (aka E.D. Nixon)
Born: July 12, 1899
Died: February 25, 1987
Nixon was primarily active in Montgomery, Alabama during the 1940’s and 1950’s. As a civil rights leader and union organizer, Nixon organized the Alabama Voters League, led a march against racist voting practices, and helped to get the first African American policemen hired onto the city’s police force. He was most notably a founder of the Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA) which helped to organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Jackson, Joelle. “E.D. Nixon (1899-1987) • BlackPast.” Boley, Oklahoma (1903- ) | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed, 31 Jan. 2019, blackpast.org/aah/nixon-e-d-nixon-1899-1987.
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