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

Gitin, Maria (author.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at State Library of Alabama.

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APLS 324.6208 GIT 31291002839833 ALABAMA Reshelving -
APLS 324.6208 GIT 31291002839916 ALABAMA Reshelving -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780817318178
  • ISBN: 0817318178
  • ISBN: 9780817387389
  • Physical Description: xvi, 307 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Tuscaloosa, Alabama : University Alabama Press, [2014]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-292) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
My Freedom Summer, 1965. The Call to Action -- The Journey Begins -- The Wilcox County Voting Rights Fight -- Welcome to Wilcox County -- They Were Ready for Us -- Selma and SNCC -- Out in the Field -- Things Heat Up -- The Terror Continues -- A Brief Reprieve -- Back in the Field -- The Beginning of Doubts -- This May Be the Last Time -- Looking Back, Moving Forward: Stories of the Freedom Fighters. The Intervening Years -- Joyful Reunions -- Tragic Losses, New Friendships -- We Shall Remember Them -- We Honor Them -- Keep Your Eyes on the Prize -- A Change Is Gonna Come.
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)
Gitin, Maria
Selma to Montgomery Rights March.
African Americans Suffrage
Civil rights movements
Civil rights workers
Race relations
Voter registration
Southern States
Genre: Biography.
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