Black in Selma : The Uncommon Life of J. L. Chestnut, Jr. (Paperback)

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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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Publisher Univ of Alabama Pr
Mfg Part# 9780817354619
SKU 204478650
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0817354611
Release Date 8/22/2011
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 6.25L x 1.25T
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Editors Note The only black attorney in Selma, Alabama, during 1965 recounts his participation in the civil rights movement and his fight since the 1960s against segregation and prejudice. Reissue.
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Number of Pages 0444
Publisher University of Alabama Press
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