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King, Fred Gray, and Rosa Parks meet with W. C. Patton; Parks authorizes NAACP to manage legal case

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December 13, 1955

King, Gray, and Parks meet with W. C. Patton, state field secretary for the NAACP. After a special meeting of the Montgomery NAACP executive committee, Parks authorizes the NAACP to take charge of the legal aspects of her case. In a statement to the press, King suggests that the boycott could last for a year.