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The House by the Side of the Road: The Selma Civil Rights Movement

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On Sunday, March 7, 1965, Martin Luther King Jr. and six hundred followers set out on foot from Selma, Alabama, bound for Montgomery to demand greater voting rights for African Americans. As they crossed the city’s Edmund Pettus Bridge, state and local policemen savagely set on the marchers with tear gas and billy clubs, an event now known as “Bloody Sunday” that would bec ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published March 4th 2011 by University Alabama Press (first published March 2nd 2011)
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Crystal Zen
"An Amazing Glimpse Into A House That Still Stands"
To sum up The House by the Side of the Road in just three words is very difficult. My three words would be sincere, important, and beautiful. There were so many memorable moments in this book. I like when she says "neighbor means ALL of God's children." I also like where she says that the dictionary defines friend as: one attached to another by affection or esteem. This is such a wonderful book written by Richie Jean Sherrod Jackson. I love the
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Kristine Faherty
The history of the civil rights movement, and author's role in such are incredible. However, I felt as though the author was extremely repetitive and focused on a lot of unnecessary details that took away from the story itself.
Larrin Robertson
I'd say this is a must-read for anyone with an interest in the Selma, AL portion of the Civil Rights Movement. This book is an insider account, provided by the woman who (along with her husband) owned the house where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his team of "freedom fighters" met, planned, ate (A LOT!), slept, laughed, and more. This book pulls back the curtain and allows for a view that most would love to witness. This house played host to M.L. King, Ralph Abernathy, Ralph Bunche, Jesse Jack ...more
Judyspadoni
Interesting inside personal look at Martin Luther King and the Selma "campaign" for voting rights. An easy read.
Karlyn
Mrs. Jackson tells the story of when the bigwigs of the civil rights movement movement set up shop in her house. Her account of the endless changing of sheets, baking of biscuits, sky-high phone bills, and SCLC men sleeping in her bathtub captures the daily grind of the people who made the movement in Selma possible. Mrs. Jackson's memoir is the most complex and compellingly written memoir of the civil rights movement that I've read.
Stephanie King
This book is very easy to read. It offers even more personal details about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The author's home was his headquarters for the Civil Rights Movement in Selma. What a unique perspective! I am also proud to say that I am narrating the audiobook version of this work.
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