Civil Rights Era Court Records to be Preserved

May 20, 2018

Yellowing court records from the arrests of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. 


and others at the dawn of the modern civil rights era are being preserved and digitized after being discovered in a courthouse box.

Archivists at Alabama State University are cataloguing and flattening dozens of documents found at the Montgomery County Courthouse. Circuit Clerk Tiffany McCord hopes electronic versions will be available for viewing as early as late June.