New PDF release: A.G. Gaston Motel in Birmingham, The: A Civil Rights

By Marie A. Sutton

touring during the South through the Nineteen Fifties was once unsafe for African americans. there have been useful 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 firstclass inn and front room for African americans that grew to become a logo of satisfaction 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 neighborhood. writer Marie Sutton chronicles the attention-grabbing tale of the inn and the way it grew to become a shelter in the course of a time whilst African americans might locate none.

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