This Bright Light of Ours offers a tightly focused insider’s view of the community-based activism that was the heart of the Civil Rights Movement. A celebration of grassroots heroes, this book details through first-person accounts the contributions of ordinary people who formed the nonviolent army that won the fight for voting rights.
AUTHOR & SPEAKER
Maria Gitin worked with SCLC and SNCC on voting rights in rural Wilcox County, Alabama, after the Selma to Montgomery march and before the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Learn more about the last large integrated Freedom Summer of the Civil Rights Movement.
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