Montgomery is the capital, and the second most populous city of the state of Alabama. According to the U.S. Census Bureau the population was 202,124.
During the mid-20th century, Montgomery was a primary site in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, including the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Selma to Montgomery marches.
Montgomery was thrust into the spotlight of the early African-American Civil Rights Movement. On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man, sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The Montgomery Improvement Association was created by Martin Luther King, Jr., then the pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, and E.D. Nixon, a lawyer and local civil rights advocate, to organize the boycott. In June 1956, Judge Frank M. Johnson ruled that Montgomery's bus segregation was illegal. After the Supreme Court upheld the ruling in November, the city desegregated the bus system, and the boycott was ended. The Greyhound Bus Station on South Court Street was the scene of mob violence during the Freedom ride of May 1961, which led to the desegregation of interstate traffic.
The city government is active in restoring the downtown area, and in 2007 adopted a master plan, which included revitalization of Court Square and the riverfront.
The Blue-Gray Football Classic was an annual college football all-star game held from 1938 until 2001. In 2009, the city played host to the first annual Historical Black College and University (HBCU) All-Star Football Bowl played at Cramton Bowl.
Montgomery has been the home of Alabama State University, a historically black university, since the Lincoln Normal University for Teachers relocated from Marion in 1887. Today, ASU enrolls over 5,600 students from 42 U.S. states and 7 countries. Troy University maintains a 3,000 student population campus in downtown Montgomery that prominently houses the award-winning Rosa Parks Library and Museum.
Montgomery has a Humid subtropical climate, with short, mild winters, warm springs and autumns, and long, hot, humid summers.
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African Nubian Queens Hair Braiding -
2415 E South Blvd, Montgomery, AL 36116 - (334) 280-0449
Braids Locs Twists African FHN by Vicky - 3010 Atlanta Highway, Montgomery, AL - Phone: (334) 260-9950
Ebony Black Beauty Supplies - 3021 Atlanta Highway, Montgomery, AL - (334) 649-2910
YABO African Braids - 2332 W Fairview Avenue, Montgomery, AL - (334) 264 9914
BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.
Alabama State University - Category: Schools - 915 S Jackson St
Montgomery, AL 36101-0271 (334) 229-4400 - (visit website)
Blount Parrish & Company - Category: Legal & Financial Services - P O Box 5212 Montgomery, AL 36103-5212 (334) 264-8410
Charles M Law - Category: Legal & Financial Services - P O Box 2121
Montgomery, AL 36102-2121 (334) 262-6697
Donald M Jackson - Category: Legal & Financial Services - 7004 Vaughn Rd.
Montgomery, AL 36116-1370 (334) 277-8834
Evening Out Formal Wear - Category: Apparel - Formal Wear Rentals 1326 Carter Hill Road Montgomery, AL (334) 288-9241 - (visit website)
Graddick & Belser PC - Category: Legal & Financial Services - P O Box 4009 Montgomery, AL 36103-4009 (334) 262-2000
H Councill Trenholm State Technical College - Category: Schools - 1225 Air Base Blvd. Montgomery, AL 36108-3199 (334) 420-4200 - (visit website)
Imperial Finance Inc - Category: Legal & Financial Services - 4010 Mobile Hwy. Montgomery, AL 36116-4642 (334) 284-3667
Jenkins & Jenkins P C - Category: Legal & Financial Services - P O Box 4246
Montgomery, AL 36103-4246 (334) 834-6086
Montgomery-Tuskegee Times - Category: African American Newspaper - 3900 Birmingham Highway, Post Office Box 9133, Montgomery, AL, 36108 (205) 264-7149
Roots & Wings, A Cultural Bookplace - Category: African American Bookstore - 1345 Carter Hill Rd. - Montgomery, AL 36106-1421 (334) 262-1700
100 Black Men of Greater Montgomery, Inc. - Category: Community Services - P.O. Box 1094 Montgomery, AL 36104
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