This bright light of ours : stories from the 1965 voting rights fight / Maria Gitin
- Gitin, Maria
- Tuscaloosa : The University of Alabama Press, 
- Physical Description:
- xvi, 307 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
- Machine generated contents note: 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 Them -- 18.We Honor Them -- 19.Keep Your Eyes on the Prize -- 20.A Change Is Gonna Come.
- "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"--
- 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
- 9780817318178 (cloth)
9780817387389 (e book)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-292) and index.
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