New PDF release: A.G. Gaston Motel in Birmingham, The: A Civil Rights

By Marie A. Sutton

ISBN-10: 1540210812

ISBN-13: 9781540210814

ISBN-10: 1626195951

ISBN-13: 9781626195950

touring during the South in the course of the Nineteen Fifties used to be harmful for African americans. there have been invaluable few lodges and eating places that opened their doorways to minorities, and less nonetheless had lodgings above the naked minimal, to assert not anything of the racism and violence that undefined. yet in Birmingham, black entrepreneur and eventual millionaire A.G. Gaston created a first class hotel and front room for African americans that grew to become a logo of satisfaction of his group. It served because the headquarters for Birmingham's civil rights move and have become a revolving door for well-known entertainers, activists, politicians and different pillars of the nationwide black neighborhood. writer Marie Sutton chronicles the attention-grabbing tale of the hotel and the way it grew to become a shelter in the course of a time whilst African american citizens may well locate none.

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