2020 saw the loss of another civil rights pioneer in the Reverend C.T. Vivian. He was active in sit-in protests in Peoria, Illinois, in the 1940s, and met King during the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott — a demonstration spurred by Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her seat to a White rider. The 13-month mass protest drew international attention. Rev. Vivian went on to become an active early member of the group that eventually became the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. By 1965, Rev. Vivian had become the director of national affiliates for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference when he led a group of people to register to vote in Selma, Alabama.