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Author Gitin, Maria.
Title This bright light of ours : stories from the Voting Rights fight / Maria Gitin.
Imprint Tuscaloosa, Alabama : University Alabama Press, 2014.

Author Gitin, Maria.
Series Modern South
Modern South.
Subject Gitin, Maria.
Selma to Montgomery Rights March (1965 : Selma, Ala.)
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.
Description 1 online resource.
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.
Contents List of Illustrations; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; I. My Freedom Summer 1965; 1. The Call to Action; 2. The Journey Begins; 3. The Wilcox County Voting Rights Fight; 4. Welcome to Wilcox County; 5. They Were Ready for Us; 6. Selma and SNCC; 7. Out in the Field; 8. Things Heat Up; 9. The Terror Continues; 10. A Brief Reprieve; 11. Back in the Field; 12. The Beginning of Doubts; 13. This May Be the Last Time; II. Looking Back, Moving Forward: Stories of the Freedom Fighters; 14. The Intervening Years; 15. Joyful Reunions; 16. Tragic Losses, New Friendships.
17. We Shall Remember Them18. We Honor Them; 19. Keep Your Eyes on the Prize; 20. A Change Is Gonna Come; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0817387382 (electronic bk.)
9780817387389 (electronic bk.)
9780817318178 (cloth)
0817318178 (cloth)
OCLC # 870663396
Additional Format Print version: 9780817318178 0817318178 (DLC) 2013045587


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