- NAME: Fred Gray
- OCCUPATION: Civil Rights Activist, Lawyer, Political Leader, Preacher
- BIRTH DATE: December 14, 1930 (Age: 83)
- Did You Know?: In 2002, Fred Gray was elected the first African-American president of the Alabama Bar Association.
- Did You Know?: Fred Gray took on the cases of Claudette Colvin and Rosa Parks in 1955.
- EDUCATION: Loveless School, Nashville Christian Institute, Alabama State College, Case Western Reserve University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Montgomery, Alabama
- Full Name: Fred David Gray Sr.
- AKA: Fred Gray
- AKA: Fred D. Gray
- AKA: Fred David Gray
- ZODIAC SIGN: Sagittarius
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Fred Gray is an attorney, preacher and former elected official who defended Rosa Parks and led a number of Alabama key cases during the Civil Rights Movement.
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He has since received an array of accolades and became president of the National Bar Association in 1985, later becoming the first African-American president of the Alabama Bar Association (2002). In 1995, Gray published his autobiography, Bus Ride to Justice: The Life and Works of Fred Gray.
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