1940-50s 1960-70s

Jo Ann Robinson

We always remember MLK Jr., who launched his career from the success of the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955. Less often do we celebrate Jo Ann Robinson, who created that Montgomery Bus Boycott.

  • She was young once:

    At age 18 she was starting at Fort Valley State University in Georgia

  • Occupation:

    Teacher, Professor, Organizer

  • Image Credit:

    Alabama Dept of Archives and History; Alabama State University

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montage of a photo of Jo Ann Robinson and protest flyers from 1955