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This Bright Light of Ours: Stories From the Voting Rights Fight in Wilcox County, Alabama


14
07
июня
20:00

Alabama Department of Archives and History
624 Washington Ave 36104 Montgomery United States
Join us for a book talk presented by author, Maria Gitin. In 1965, Gitin, a native of California, spent the summer working in rural Wilcox County, Alabama registering new black voters. After returning home, Gitin never forgot the courageous local residents who risked their lives working by her side.

More than four decades later, Gitin returned to Wilcox County determined to give a voice to the grassroots freedom fighters who formed the backbone of the civil rights movement. In this presentation, Gitin will share stories of her experiences as a teenage civil rights worker and those of her African American co-workers and their families.