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The house by the side of the road : the Selma civil rights movement

Author: Richie Jean Sherrod Jackson
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
During the 1965 Selma voting rights campaign, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. set up informal headquarters at the home of Dr. Sullivan Jackson; his wife, Richie Jean; and their young daughter, Jawana. Dr. Jackson was an African American dentist in Selma, whose profession gave him some protection from economic reprisals, and he was one of the movement's prominent local supporters. Richie Jean was a childhood friend of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Electronic book
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jackson, Richie Jean Sherrod, 1932-
House by the side of the road.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010031632
(OCoLC)652743703
Named Person: Richie Jean Sherrod Jackson; Richie Jean Sherrod Jackson; Richie Jean Sherrod Jackson; Richie Jean Sherrod Jackson
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richie Jean Sherrod Jackson
ISBN: 9780817383268 0817383263
OCLC Number: 772845388
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 161 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: The blueprint of my life and the house --
Up on the hill --
Preparation for a life's journey --
Choosing a mate --
The foundation is laid --
The port in the storm --
Martin Luther King Jr. the man --
Storm clouds roll over Selma --
Hosting a movement --
Dangerous days --
Uncle Martin --
Shelter for the spirit --
Our neighborhood --
Guests in the house --
Other voices in the house --
The sanctuary --
Vital staff --
Perilous times --
Women in the movement --
Other support systems --
Nobel Prize winners in the house --
Soldiers in the storm --
Preparing for the march --
Strategy --
The fires burn --
On our way --
No room in the inn --
Marching orders --
A concert for the masses --
The final journey --
Memories and echoes of Martin --
Appendix 1: Selma and area counties --
Appendix 2: Timeline for the Selma Voting Rights Campaign of 1965 --
Appendix 3: Cabbage recipe.
Responsibility: Richie Jean Sherrod Jackson.

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This book is a firsthand account of the behind-the-scenes activity of King and his lieutenants--a mixture of stress, tension, dedication, and the personal interaction at the movement's heart--told by  Read more...
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"Any civil rights library needs this!" --Midwest Book Review "[...] Jackson presents a unique view of the Civil Rights Movement simply by focusing on her home. She uses chronological and thematic Read more...

 
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