AfriGeneas States Research Forum
[AL] Yesterdays News Is History
**Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1855, 1905, etc.]
**1947 February 4- Sanford Bishop is born in Mobile, Alabama. He will graduate from
Morehouse College and Emory University Law School. He will
specialize in civil rights law and will become a member of the
Georgia Legislature from 1977 to 1993 (House and Senate). In
1993, he will be elected a member of the United States House of
Representatives from Georgia.
1913 February 4- Rosa Parks is born in Tuskegee, Alabama. When the seamstress
and NAACP member refuses to yield her seat to a white man on
a Montgomery, Alabama bus in 1955, her actions will spark a
382-day boycott of the buses in Montgomery, halting business
and services in the city and become the initial act of non-
violent disobedience of the American Civil Rights movement.
She will be honored with the NAACP's Spingarn Medal for her
heroism and later work with Detroit youth(1979) and be called
the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement."
1956 February 2- Autherine J. Lucy becomes the first African American student
to attend the University of Alabama.
1965 February 1- More than seven hundred demonstrators, including Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr., are arrested in Selma, Alabama.