Alabama's Civil Rights Trail: An Illustrated Guide to the Cradle of Freedom by Frye GaillardAlabama's Civil Rights Trail: An Illustrated Guide to the Cradle of Freedom by Frye Gaillard

Alabama's Civil Rights Trail: An Illustrated Guide to the Cradle of Freedom

byFrye GaillardForeword byJuan Williams

Paperback | March 2, 2010

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No other state has embraced and preserved its civil rights history more thoroughly than Alabama. Nor is there a place where that history is richer. Alabama’s Civil Rights Trail tells of Alabama’s great civil rights events, as well as its lesser-known moments, in a compact and accessible narrative, paired with a practical guide to Alabama’s preserved civil rights sites and monuments. 
In his history of Alabama’s civil rights movement, Cradle of Freedom (University of Alabama Press, 2004), Frye Gaillard contends that Alabama played the lead role in a historic movement that made all citizens of the nation, black and white, more free. This book, geared toward the casual traveler and the serious student alike, showcases in a vividly illustrated and compelling manner, valuable and rich details. It provides a user-friendly, graphic tool for the growing number of travelers, students, and civil rights pilgrims who visit the state annually.
The story of the civil rights movement in Alabama is told city by city, region by region, and town by town, with entries on Montgomery, Birmingham, Selma, Tuscaloosa, Tuskegee, and Mobile, as well as chapters on the Black Belt and the Alabama hill country. Smaller but important locales such as Greensboro, Monroeville, and Scottsboro are included, as are more obscure sites like Hale County’s Safe House Black History Museum and the birthplace of the Black Panther Party in Lowndes County.
Frye Gaillard has been a journalist for the Associated Press and the Charlotte Observer. He is the author of Race, Rock and Religion: Profiles from a Southern Journalist, The Dream Long Deferred: The Landmark Struggle for Desegregation in Charlotte, North Carolina, Becoming Truly Free: 300 Years of Black History in the Carolinas, and C...
Title:Alabama's Civil Rights Trail: An Illustrated Guide to the Cradle of FreedomFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9 × 6.12 × 1.2 inPublished:March 2, 2010Publisher:University of Alabama PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0817355812

ISBN - 13:9780817355814

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Editorial Reviews

"Gaillard is also to be commended for the breadth of this book. The 23 cities included in the guide span the full length of the state, from Florence to Bayou la Batre. In contrast, the state tourism department’s civil rights trail guide covers only five cities, Birmingham, Greensboro, Selma, Montgomery and Tuskegee. Gaillard’s more inclusive view of the important sites throughout the state provides us with a much more accurate picture and reflects the scholarship of his previous works on Alabama’s rich civil rights history."--Mobile Press-Register