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

By Marie A. Sutton

touring during the South through the Fifties was once detrimental for African americans. there have been priceless 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 lodge and living room for African american citizens that grew to become an emblem of delight of his neighborhood. It served because the headquarters for Birmingham's civil rights flow and have become a revolving door for recognized entertainers, activists, politicians and different pillars of the nationwide black group. writer Marie Sutton chronicles the interesting tale of the hotel and the way it grew to become a safe haven in the course of a time while African americans may locate none.

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