Black in Selma : the uncommon life of J.L. Chestnut, Jr.

by Chestnut, J. L.

Format: Print Book 1991
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport - Duquesne Biography B CHESTNUT
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport - Duquesne
Collection  Biography
Call Number  B CHESTNUT
On March 7,1965, George Wallace lined a bridge in Selma with statetroopers to prevent a civil rights march to Montgomery. Among those present was 34-year-old lawyer, J. L. Chestnut, a brilliant, passionate and unflinchingly tenacious champion of a people and a cause. Black in Selma is his story. Candid and thoroughly engrossing . . .--San Francisco Chronicle. (Anchor)
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "As Selma, Ala.'s first black lawyer, Chestnut has been vitally involved in historic civil rights struggles. He participated in the march which culminated in the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, tried cases for the NAACP, organized the registration of black voters and pursued grassroots activism. This dramatic, outspoken yet modest autobiography, written with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Cass, is a magnificent testament to what courage, strategy and persistence can accomplish. The book includes candid portrayals of Martin Luther King Jr. (``one hell of a field general''), Stokely Carmichael (``heartthrob African prince''), Adam Clayton Powell, George Wallace, Thurgood Marshall, Jesse Jackson and others. Photos. 50,000 first printing; $50,000 ad/promo; author tour. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Subjects Chestnut, J. L.
African American lawyers -- Alabama -- Biography.
Civil rights movements -- Alabama -- Selma -- History.
Publisher New York :Anchor Books,1991
Edition 1st Anchor books ed.
Contributors Cass, Julia.
Language English
Notes Reprint. Originally published: New York : Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1990.
Includes index.
Description xiii, 431 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
ISBN 0385419384 :
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