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By Stacy M. Brown | NNPA Newswire

Houston Astros Manager, Dusty Baker
Houston Astros Manager, Dusty Baker

(NNPA) – On August 13, 1950, a white police officer murdered 22-year-old Hilliard Brooks Jr., a Black man, on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama.

The bus driver had called the police claiming that Brooks had caused a disturbance. Brooks’ crime: refusing to enter or exit the bus through the rear as Jim Crow laws demanded.



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