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This bright light of ours : stories from the 1965 voting rights fight / Maria Gitin.

Author/Creator:
Gitin, Maria, author.
Publication:
Tuscaloosa : The University of Alabama Press, [2014]
Format/Description:
Book
xvi, 307 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series:
Modern South.
The modern South
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Subjects:
Selma to Montgomery Rights March (1965 : Selma, Ala.).
Gitin, Maria.
African Americans -- Suffrage -- Southern States.
African Americans -- Suffrage -- Alabama.
Voter registration -- Southern States.
Voter registration -- Alabama.
Civil rights workers -- California -- Biography.
Civil rights movements -- Alabama -- History.
Civil rights movements -- Southern States -- History.
Southern States -- Race relations.
Alabama -- Race relations.
Summary:
"This Bright Light of Ours combines a memoir with oral history to create a very vivid portrait of the Freedom Summer of 1965 in Wilcox County, Alabama, when volunteers and long-standing local black leaders were shaking the cultural norms, registering thousands of new voters. This book documents the first-person experience of Maria Gitin, an idealistic 18-year-old college freshman from San Francisco who felt called to action when she viewed televised images of the brutal treatment of peaceful demonstrators during what became known as Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama"-- Provided by publisher.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-292) and index.
ISBN:
0817318178
9780817387389 (e book)
OCLC:
844728474
Publisher Number:
99957564344