Rosa Parks, right, is kissed by Coretta Scott King, as she received the Martin Luther King, Jr. Non-violent Peace Prize in Atlanta, Jan. 14, 1980. Parks, who refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala., bus nearly 25 years ago, is the first woman to win the award. (AP Photo)
Alabama native and Civil Rights Activist, Johnnie Carr (1911-2008) was an active participant in the Montgomery bus boycott. She became active in numerous clubs and organizations, including the NAACP, where she worked closely with E. D. Nixon and childhood friend Rosa Parks. During the boycott Carr was part of the carpool, served on committees, and spoke at mass meetings.