Montgomery Vegetables And Georgia Gilmore's Club From NowhereTuesday, August 18, 2009
Montgomery is blessed with good farmers' markets. There's the State Farmers' Market (1445 Federal Drive) which is huge and besides all the fresh fruits and vegetables has plenty of homemade baked goods and jams/jellies/honey. That's where we go each Spring for our large outdoor plants like palms and oleanders and hibiscus. It's hard to do better than them for plants.
The sign reads:
February 5, 1920 - March 3, 1990
Georgia Gilmore, cited as a "solid, energetic boycott participant and supporter" lived in this house during the days of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Once arrested on a bus, Gilmore was ardent in her efforts to raise funds for the Movement and organized "Club From Nowhere" whose members baked pies and cakes for sale to both black and white customers. Opening her home to all, she tirelessly cooked meals for participants including such leaders as Dr. Martin Luther King and Dr. Ralph Abernathy. Her culinary skills continued to aid the cause of justice as she actively worked to encourage civil rights for the remainder of her life.