Fred Gray's office destroyed
AP reports that the Tuskegee, Alabama, law offices of Fred Gray, a newspaper, and a community action agency have been destroyed by fire -- apparently from a space heater left on by someone in one of the offices.
Gray represented Rosa Parks in her landmark Montgomery bus desegregation case and later the victims of the infamous Tuskegee syphilis study. He and his wife watched as the building and historical documents from the civil rights era were consumed.
``We talked just last week about moving those documents to another location so that the records of the civil rights movement would be preserved forever,'' Gray told The Auburn Bulletin. ``Now, they're all gone.''
Gray also was an attorney for Dr. Martin Luther King while he lived in Montgomery, where Gray was practicing at the time. He later represented the plaintiffs in the Tuskegee gerrymander case.