Reverend Ralph Abernathy was a leading Civil Rights activist who helped with the Birmingham march along side Martin Luther King. He was a pastor of Montgomery, Alabama's First Baptist Church and met Dr. King when he began preaching at another Baptist Church in Montgomery. Together they organized the bus boycott of the city bus system, which started the Civil Rights movement in 1956. In Birmingham they with other Southern Christian Leadership Conference members organized the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement. On April 12 1963 Abernathy and Dr. King were arrested for violating a state circuit court injunction against protests, after leading a march earlier that day. King is placed in solitary confinement. In this picture Abernathy is left of King leading the marchers.