Meet the Fearless Montgomery Cook Who Secretly Fed the Civil Rights Movement

 Georgia Gilmore

Georgia Gilmore

In December 1955, after Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus to a white man, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and other black ministers and community leaders organized a citywide bus boycott in protest. That part is well known.

Less well-known is the story of Georgia Gilmore, the Montgomery cook, midwife and activist whose secret kitchen fed the civil rights movement.

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