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Black in Selma : Uncommon Life of J. L. Chestnut Jr.

Black in Selma : Uncommon Life of J. L. Chestnut Jr. - 07 edition

Black in Selma : Uncommon Life of J. L. Chestnut Jr. - 07 edition

ISBN13: 9780817354619

ISBN10: 0817354611

Black in Selma : Uncommon Life of J. L. Chestnut Jr. by J. L. Chestnut and Julia Cass - ISBN 9780817354619
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
Published: 2007
International: No
Black in Selma : Uncommon Life of J. L. Chestnut Jr. by J. L. Chestnut and Julia Cass - ISBN 9780817354619

ISBN13: 9780817354619

ISBN10: 0817354611

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 07

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Summary

On March 7, 1965, George Wallace, Governor of Alabama, lined the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma with state troopers to prevent a civil rights march to Montgomery for the black vote. Among those present was a thirty-four-year-old lawyer, J. L. Chestnut, Jr., the only black lawyer in Selma at that time, a man whose own struggle both parallels and exemplifies the growth of the civil rights movement since the early sixties. Journalist Julia Cass met Chestnut while covering the South for The Philadelphia Inquirer and was struck not only by the representative nature of his story but by his deeply perceptive reading of the realities of power and politics in the South. The result of their collaboration is Black in Selma, Chestnut's extraordinary autobiography.

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