Marie A. Sutton's A.G. Gaston Motel in Birmingham, The: A Civil Rights PDF

By Marie A. Sutton

ISBN-10: 1540210812

ISBN-13: 9781540210814

ISBN-10: 1626195951

ISBN-13: 9781626195950

touring in the course of the South through the Nineteen Fifties used to be dangerous for African americans. there have been invaluable few motels 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 delight of his neighborhood. It served because the headquarters for Birmingham's civil rights stream 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 interesting tale of the inn and the way it turned a safe haven in the course of a time whilst African americans may perhaps locate none.

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