Inez Baskin

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Inez J. Baskin (June 18, 1916 – June 28, 2007) was an American journalist and civil rights supporter who covered the Civil Rights Movement and the Montgomery Bus Boycott for African American readers and publications.[1]

Baskin worked as a journalist and reporter for the "Negro News" section of the Montgomery Adviser newspaper.[1] Baskin was hired by Jet Magazine and the American Negro Press in 1955 to cover the bus boycott following the arrest of Rosa Parks.[1]

Baskin was an active supporter of the bus boycott and the Civil Rights Movement. She is most famous for a photograph of her seated on a Montgomery bus in front of Martin Luther King Jr. following the desegregation of the city's buses.[1] She died in Montgomery, Alabama.