A.G. Gaston Motel in Birmingham, The: A Civil Rights - download pdf or read online

By Marie A. Sutton

ISBN-10: 1540210812

ISBN-13: 9781540210814

ISBN-10: 1626195951

ISBN-13: 9781626195950

touring in the course of the South throughout the Nineteen Fifties used to be detrimental 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 firstclass hotel and living room for African americans that turned an emblem of delight of his group. It served because the headquarters for Birmingham's civil rights circulation 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 lodge and the way it turned a safe haven in the course of a time whilst African american citizens may perhaps locate none.

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