Dabney N. Montgomery is a documented original Tuskegee airman, a 2007 recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal and was an active participant in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, acting as a body guard for Martin Luther King Jr. during the Selma to Montgomery March of 1965.
A black wood-framed shadowbox with two shoe heels and one burgundy knit necktie worn by Dabney N. Montgomery during the Selma to Montgomery March from March 21 to 25, 1965, and an address book containing the name and address of Martin Luther King, Jr. and others. The address book is cased in a plastic bag and is mounted to the gray mat board at the center top. Pre-printed black text for contact information is printed with four (4) contacts possible on each page. Seven (7) contacts are filled out by hand in black and blue ink, with King's at the top left page. The bottom right page pre-printed fill-in section is blank. An orange sticker with a black "1" is to the right of the book. The burgundy wool knit necktie is fastened with fishing line to the backing board at the top, middle, and bottom along the vertical left side. An orange sticker with a black "2" is to the bottom left of the tie. The black rubber shoe heels are placed side by side with the rounded back edges of the heels facing upward at the bottom right of the frame. Manufacturer information is stamped into the rubber, but is illegible because the heels are much worn. An orange sticker with a black "3" is to the right of the shoe heels. The mat board is held in place by metal pressure tabs around the back of the frame. There is no apparent hanging mechanism.