Janice Houston Nixon

Janice Houston Nixon

I am Janice Houston Nixon, formerly of 20th Street Ensley, Alabama. I along with 4 others integrated Minor Elementary School in 1967. I am a Registered Nurse and currently reside in Forestdale, Alabama.

Inspired by our mother, our whole family marched

In thinking back about the Children’s Crusade I have very vivid memories. Even though I was young, I remember very well the terrible things that happened to black people in the 60s. My sister Carolyn Houston was one who did get arrested along with so many others, and she was put in the Birmingham City Jail. She was only 13 years old. My brother James Houston, was one of those who were taken to the Alabama State Fairgrounds.

I remember so well when we picked Carolyn up from the Birmingham City Jail. (more…)