Aurelia Browder


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Aurelia Browder born Montgomery, AL January 29, 1919 (d. 1971). Pioneering civil rights leader. Second arrest for sit-in on Montgomery bus, 1955. Lead plaintiff in suit against transport segregation, Brower v. Gayle, affirmed by US Supreme Court, 1956.


I had stopped riding because I wanted better treatment. I knew if I would cooperate with my color I would finally get it. . . It is the segregation laws of Alabama that caused all of it.” (court testimony, Washington Post, April 12, 1998; photo