Jo Ann Robinson


Jo Ann Robinson born Culloden, GA April 12, 1912 (d. 1992). English teacher, credited by M.L. King as one of first organizers of Montgomery bus boycott, as president of Women’s Political Council; proposed bus boycott according to Rosa Parks.


"An oppressed but brave people, whose pride and dignity rose to the occasion, conquered fear, and faced whatever perils had to be confronted. The boycott was the most beautiful memory that all of us who participated will carry to our final resting place." (Memoirs, p.11; photo