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Civil Rights pioneer's home now on historic registry

Ms. Browder's home at 1012 Highland Avenue Ms. Browder's home at 1012 Highland Avenue
A marker now stands in front of Ms. Browder's home marking its significance in history. A marker now stands in front of Ms. Browder's home marking its significance in history.

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A late Civil Rights pioneer is finally getting her dues in Montgomery. Monday, the home of Aurelia Browder was placed on the Montgomery Registry of Historic Places.

Browder, who died in 1971, played a major roll in bringing an end to segregation. Her lawsuit in 1956 led to the desegregation of the Montgomery Public School system.

Browder's home is located at 1012 Highland Avenue. Her family and supporters have been working for more than a decade to get the house put on the registry of historic places. Supporters say the goal is to make sure everyone understands Browder's role in Civil Rights history.

"Most people were oblivious to it. They didn't want to hear it. They didn't understand it. Thought they knew the whole story. They did not know the whole story. And there are a lot of people that [SIC] still don't," said Butler Browder with the Browder Foundation.

Ms. Browder also helped drive other African-American people to their destinations during the Montgomery Bus Boycott in the 1950s.

The house is available for tours. More information can be found by calling 281-1473.

The Aurelia Browder Foundation has a website that details her contributions as well as those of several other Civil Rights leaders of Montgomery.

For more information, visit http://www.aureliasbrowder.com/timeline.

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