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Author Gitin, Maria.

Title This bright light of ours : stories from the Voting Rights fight / Maria Gitin ; foreword by Lewis V. Baldwin.

Publication Info. Tuscaloosa, Alabama : University Alabama Press, [2014]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (328 pages) : illustrations.
text rdacontent
computer rdamedia
online resource rdacarrier
Series The modern South
Modern South.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Note Description based on print version record.
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.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Gitin, Maria. This bright light of ours : stories from the Voting Rights fight. Tuscaloosa, Alabama : University Alabama Press, [2014] The modern South 9780817318178 (DLC) 2013045587
ISBN 9780817318178 (cloth)
9780817387389 (electronic bk.)

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