Selma: Queen City of the Black Belt. Alston Fitts III.

Selma: Queen City of the Black Belt

Selma, Alabama: Clairmont Press, 1989.

Paperback. 10" X 6 5/8". 171pp, plus 13 pages of black and white photographs, plus index. Mild wear to paper wraps, with mild edgewear, light dust soiling, and sunning to spine and top edge. Binding is tight and sound, with no creasing to spine. Contents are clean, bright, and unmarked. Very heavily illustrated in black and white photographs, maps, and diagrams throughout, with a chapter on 1960s Selma event that looms largest in the nation's consciousness: the Civil Rights confrontations that took place in Selma during Martin Luther King Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights. Contents: "Moore's Bluff Becomes The Queen City of the Black Belt"; The Queen City Grows as Storm Clouds Gather; Secession and Civil War: Selma, Arsenal of the Confederacy; Rebuilding and Reconstruction: Selma Rises From The Ashes; The Queen City Resumes Her Throne; Decline Of The Cotton Kingdom: Selma, 1911 to 1954; Selma, Birthplace of Equal Voting Rights: The Queen City, 1954-1965; The Queen City Recovers Its Poise: Selma, 1968-1988; People and Places, Selma and Dallas County. Good +. Item #1414
ISBN: 0962331937

Price: $75.00

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