Montgomery, Al. (WSFA) -- Montgomery civil rights pioneer Johnnie Carr has died.
Melody Ragland, spokeswoman for Baptist Medical Center South, says Mrs. Carr died Friday night just after 11:00. She was 97-years old.
Carr had been hospitalized for more than a week after suffering a stroke at her home.
Carr was President of the Montgomery Improvement Association and was a childhood friend of Rosa Parks. She was very active in the civil rights movement, even suing to get her son into a better public school.
Mrs. Carr's son, Arlam, is a long-time employee of WSFA, and our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Carr family.