Thanks Donna for this message today: I was so proud to see This Bright Light–only weeks off the press–has already entered Amazon’s list of Top 100 Best Civil Rights books. Congratulations, Maria, on a stellar book and the passion and hard work behind it! – Donna Cox-Baker University of Alabama Press
Thank you to all who made this possible. Please join in one of our celebrations February 20 6:00 PM Temple Beth El Aptos CA March 6 6:00 PM Lena Powell Convention Center Camden AL
Just received word that the book is in the Chicago Distribution warehouse. If you have ordered it from amazon.com, you should have it by Valentine’s Day. How lovely! Big hugs to all who are accompanying me on this journey.
I am not overly interested in the history of the South, yet her story had my full attention from beginning to end. She told it in such a personal way, it made it seem so much more real than the history you read about in books. I believe this is what made it so interesting, […]
Your book is powerfully written and a wonderful first hand witness of civil rights history unfolding in the lives of us movement kids, in the country and in the world. – Charles A. Bonner, Esq. SNCC field director, civil rights attorney, author of The Bracelet Thank you Charles, for befriending me and teaching us […]
My gratitude goes to the wonderful, courageous residents of Wilcox County, Alabama who shared their stories and validated my own experience and re-exploration of this amazing stronghold of African American activism. “You are a walking encyclopedia. The history you have gathered regarding this county is truly beyond reproach.” —Carolyn Smith-Taylor, daughter of Wilcox County Freedom […]