CONNECT
NEWS
COMPANY
  • White Facebook Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
  • White LinkedIn Icon
  • White Instagram Icon

The Chronicle Newspaper LLC

2843 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823

jaypricepublishing@yahoo.com |  Tel: 1-800-717-6390

Editor:   info@thechroniclenews.org

Local Contact:  Jay Price (517) 894-4747   or   John Issac Benjamin (517)  703-7518

The Chronicle Newspaper LLC. Copyright ©2017. All Rights Reserved

Please reload

Recent Posts

Cedar Springs Brewing Company announces return of CSBrew Farmers Market

May 15, 2018

1/10
Please reload

Featured Posts

Georgia Gilmore Kept the Montgomery Bus Boycotters Fed!

 

Georgia Gilmore Kept the Montgomery Bus Fed

 

According to Maria Godoy a National Public Radio correspondent, in December 1955, while Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama bus fueling the citywide bus boycott movement, Georgia Gilmore was working behind the scenes feeding the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King., Jr. and other activists who organized the citywide bus boycott.

 

As King and fellow ministers met with the Montgomery Improvement Association, Gilmore was on site selling fried chicken sandwiches and other foods to those who pledged not to use the city’s buses until they were desegregated. It’s a little-known fact that her ‘secret kitchen’ played a key role in “feeding the civil rights movement” and she “poured the profits back into the movement” as reported by John T. Edge in his book “The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South.” “In the process her kitchen became a locus for change,” quoted Edge, the director of the Southern Foodways Alliance based out of the University of Mississippi. The alliance documents the “intersection of food and culture in the south. “Gilmore organize