Listen to the story of Nell Stokes about living in a segregated society. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A opportunity.
Nell Stokes was born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama. As a young girl she experienced the insults and humiliation of a segregated society. In 1956, as a sixteen-year-old high school student, Nell volunteered to help with the historic Montgomery bus boycott. A few years later, when she tried to become a registered voter, she encountered the corrupt system devised by the state of Alabama to prevent African Americans from voting. Nell moved to Albany as a young married woman where she raised her family and became active in several community organizations. She is an eyewitness to history who has shared her story with young people on numerous occasions.