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For longtime Montgomery resident, chief's gesture 'spoke volumes'
For longtime Montgomery resident, chief's gesture 'spoke volumes'

Mary Ellen Noone recalls those bleak years in the back of the bus, when her pride would desert her as her parents warned about blacks "knowing their place." On rainy days, as she and her mother, Geraldine Bailey, waited for a public bus, the sodden paper grocery bags would often fall apart, making them struggle to corral the contents. When the bus came, the driver sent them scurrying to the back, so they wouldn't "get any water on my white customers." Sometimes, canned goods would drop and roll to the front, the whites-only bastion. "Mama, what about our groceries?" Noone asked. "Just let them go," her mother replied. "Don't...

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