Johnnie Carr Laid to Rest - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Johnnie Carr Laid to Rest

Montgomery, AL (WSFA-TV) - She was a Civil Rights icon, a pillar in the community, a Christian, mother, and a friend.

Johnnie Carr's presence broke through the barriers of segregation and opression.

"She looked at Montgomery and got the notion of one Montgomery, without walls between East and West, and said "why not," recalled Rep. Artur Davis at Carr's funeral.

That thinking set in motion a chain of events that would blur the lines of color throughout the city, the state, and the nation--paving the way for future leaders and leaving a legacy in her wake.

"When she took her stand, it made a difference and changed the entire world, and a world that will be forever changed because she lived," explained Slocumb Mayor Vickie Moore.

As family and friends said their final goodbyes, a sense of celebration rang through the crowd.

The reflection of a woman strongly devoted to change and dedicated to progress.

"Mrs. Johnnie Carr may have been small in stature, but she was a giant in our community.  She was a woman of strength, a woman of courage, of faith, and a woman of great perseverance," said Montgomery Mayor Bobby Bright.

Although Carr is gone, her memories--and all she strived for--will live on.

It's a comforting thought as we close the door on a life that changed the world.

For more on Johnnie Carr, click here.

 

Reporter:  Cody Holyoke

  • NewsMore>>

  • Trump defends tax plan, proclaims economy set 'to rock'

    Trump defends tax plan, proclaims economy set 'to rock'

    Saturday, December 16 2017 3:16 AM EST2017-12-16 08:16:02 GMT
    Sunday, December 17 2017 10:40 AM EST2017-12-17 15:40:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, is pursued by reporters in the Capitol after signing the conference committee report to advance the GOP tax bill, in Washington, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, is pursued by reporters in the Capitol after signing the conference committee report to advance the GOP tax bill, in Washington, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017.

    Republicans working to execute their first major legislative achievement of Donald Trump's presidency appear to have secured the votes to pass a massive tax overhaul that Trump hoped to present to Americans. 

    More >>

    Republicans working to execute their first major legislative achievement of Donald Trump's presidency appear to have secured the votes to pass a massive tax overhaul that Trump hoped to present to the American people for Christmas.

    More >>
  • After Alabama, abortion may be backseat issue in 2018 races

    After Alabama, abortion may be backseat issue in 2018 races

    Saturday, December 16 2017 12:06 PM EST2017-12-16 17:06:09 GMT
    Sunday, December 17 2017 10:40 AM EST2017-12-17 15:40:29 GMT

    Both Democratic and Republican operatives say abortion may take a backseat to other issues in 2018 now that conservative Alabama has elected a Democrat who supports abortion rights.

    More >>

    Both Democratic and Republican operatives say abortion may take a backseat to other issues in 2018 now that conservative Alabama has elected a Democrat who supports abortion rights.

    More >>
  • Special counsel obtains thousands of Trump transition emails

    Special counsel obtains thousands of Trump transition emails

    Sunday, December 17 2017 3:19 AM EST2017-12-17 08:19:20 GMT
    Sunday, December 17 2017 10:40 AM EST2017-12-17 15:40:18 GMT

    Several people familiar with President Donald Trump's transition organization say special counsel Robert Mueller's team gained access to thousands of private emails sent and received by Trump officials before his administration began.

    More >>

    Several people familiar with President Donald Trump's transition organization say special counsel Robert Mueller's team gained access to thousands of private emails sent and received by Trump officials before his administration began.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly