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This bright light of ours stories from the 1965 Voting Rights fight

Gitin, Maria (Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at State Library of Alabama.

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APLS 324.6 GIT 31291002977997 Stacks Reshelving -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780817318178 (cloth)
  • ISBN: 9780817387389 (e book)
  • Physical Description: xvi, 307 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Tuscaloosa, Alabama : University Alabama Press, 2014.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-292) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"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.
Subject: n-usu-- n-us-al
African Americans Suffrage Southern States
African Americans Suffrage Alabama
Voter registration Southern States
Voter registration Alabama
Selma to Montgomery Rights March (1965 : Selma, Ala.)
Gitin, Maria
Civil rights workers California Biography
Civil rights movements Alabama History
Civil rights movements Southern States History
Southern States Race relations
Alabama Race relations
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
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