In Support of Awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Attorney Fred Gray

The Detroit Alumni Chapter of Alabama State University supports awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Attorney Fred Gray of Montgomery Alabama by the Joseph Biden/Kamala Harris Administration. We hope that they process this request on or after January 20th, 2021 at 12:01pm. Mr. Gray is an exemplary candidate, especially when Donald Trump, President of the United States and 18 state attorney generals, including State of Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, supported an illegal attempt to overthrow the results of the 2020 Presidential election by, filing a lawsuit to invalidate certified votes in the State of Michigan at the United States Supreme Court.

This blatant act of treason is completely unacceptable and, we are very pleased that the Court tossed this lawsuit for the foolish effort it was. Therefore, we support the efforts of Alabama State University Professor Dr. Derryn Moton (Political Science Chair) and, US House of Representative Member Terri Sewell (7th District) to award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Attorney Fred Gray.

Attorney Fred Gray and, U.S. House of Representative Terri Sewell (Alabama 7th District)

Wikapedia: Attorney Fred Gray excerpt: (Wikapedia link)

From Wikapedia: Fred David Gray (born December 14, 1930) is a civil rights attorney, preacher and activist who practices law in Alabama. He litigated several major civil rights cases in Alabama, including some that reached the United States Supreme Court for rulings. He served as the President of the National Bar Association in 1985, and in 2001 was elected as the first African-American President of the Alabama State Bar.[1]

Montgomery Alabama Mayor Steven Reed Wants to Rename Montgomery Street in Honor of Fred Gray.

”Gray represented Rosa Parks in the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and has made a long career of being involved in landmark civil rights cases.  If the street is renamed, it would cross Rosa Parks Avenue, providing a physical link between the two civil rights pioneers.”

“I look forward to not just honoring his past efforts but demonstrating the city’s unequivocal commitment to continuing the fight for full equality, justice and fairness for all of our residents,”

Mayor Stephen Reed, Montgomery Alabama speech to Montgomery City Council. (Source: Alabama News Network)

Contact Information:

Dr. Derryn E. Moten, Professor & Chair Department of History and Political Science

George Washington Trenholm Hall, Room 210

Alabama State University

915 S. Jackson Street

Montgomery, AL 36104

Office: (334) 229-4433 or (334) 604-9099 FAX (334) 229-5621

Email: dmoten@alasu.edu

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