Black in Selma

J. L. Chestnut, Author, Julia Cass, Author Farrar Straus Giroux $22.95 (431p) ISBN 978-0-374-11404-6
As Selma, Ala.'s first black lawyer, Chestnut has been vitally involved in historic civil rights struggles. He participated in the march which culminated in the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, tried cases for the NAACP, organized the registration of black voters and pursued grassroots activism. This dramatic, outspoken yet modest autobiography, written with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Cass, is a magnificent testament to what courage, strategy and persistence can accomplish. The book includes candid portrayals of Martin Luther King Jr. (``one hell of a field general''), Stokely Carmichael (``heartthrob African prince''), Adam Clayton Powell, George Wallace, Thurgood Marshall, Jesse Jackson and others. Photos. 50,000 first printing; $50,000 ad/promo; author tour. (Aug.)
Reviewed on: 08/01/1990
Release date: 08/01/1990
Paperback - 432 pages - 978-0-374-52688-7
Paperback - 431 pages - 978-0-385-41938-3
Paperback - 444 pages - 978-0-8173-5461-9
Show other formats
FORMATS
Discover what to read next
TIP SHEET
MORE BOOKS YOU'D LIKE
X
X