The Georgia Gilmore Bake Sale is being held in honor of one of the unsung heroes of the Civil Rights Movement. Georgia Gilmore was a local resident of Montgomery, Alabama during the Bus Boycotts. She bravely gave testimony during Rosa Parks’ trial and as a result lost her job. After losing her job, Gilmore occupied her time by organizing the women in her neighborhood to sell pies and cakes in local shops and stores; they called themselves The Club from Nowhere. She also turned her home into a lunch hall, selling pound cakes, fried chicken sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, greens, sweet potato pies and many other southern staples to her neighbors, supporters of the Movement and even Dr. King himself. All the money Gilmore and The Club from Nowhere made went right back to the boycott efforts. It paid for gasoline and bought station wagons that carried boycotters to and from work. Gilmore helped to raise more funds for the boycott than anyone else and her work enabled participants to hold out for the 381 day protest.
|Date||Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 3:30pm - 7:30pm|