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Author: Julia Cass,J. L. Chestnut
ISBN: 0374114048
Language: English
Pages: 431 pages
Category: Americas
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux (July 1, 1990)
Rating: 4.3
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Black in Selma book

Journalist Julia Cass met Chestnut while covering the South for The Philadelphia Inquirer and was struck not only by the representative nature of his story but by his deeply perceptive reading of the realities of power and politics in the South. The result of their collaboration is Black in Selma, Chestnut's extraordinary autobiography. JL Chestnut Jr had a most insightful, complete, and nuanced picture of what black and white relationships looked like in the south in the 20th century.

L. Chestnut Jr. is a civil rights attorney, columnist, and radio talk show host in Selma. He founded Chestnut, Sanders and Sanders, the largest black law firm in Alabama. Julia Cass is a freelance writer and journalism trainer who started her career in 1978 at The Philadelphia Inquirer

L. Julia Cass is a freelance writer and journalism trainer who started her career in 1978 at The Philadelphia Inquirer. She is a 2002 recipient of a Knight International Journalism fellowship.

We’re dedicated to reader privacy so we never track you. We never accept ads. But we still need to pay for servers and staff. I know we could charge money, but then we couldn’t achieve our mission: a free online library for everyone. This is our day. Today. To bring the best, most trustworthy information to every internet reader. Chestnut, Jr. (December 16, 1930 – September 30, 2008) was an author, attorney, and a figure in the Civil Rights Movement. He was the first African-American attorney in Selma, Alabama, and the author of the autobiographical book, Black in Selma, which chronicles the history of the Selma Voting Rights Movement, including the 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches and Bloody Sunday.

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A wonderful book about Mr. Chestnut growing up in Selma. is a fascinating human being, and this book is filled with amazing and important history as well as hilarious stories from his life

A wonderful book about Mr. Some of the stories made me laugh so hard tears came to my eyes. But life for blacks in the south was hell. You will remember this one. Great lessons for activists. Published by Thriftbooks. is a fascinating human being, and this book is filled with amazing and important history as well as hilarious stories from his life. A friend got me to read it one day when I was feeling down. He just asked me to read the first chapter (which is HILARIOUS), and I ended up reading the whole thing in two days - I couldn't put it down. Throughout it, I was thoroughly inspired.

Happily, Chestnut weaves both the political and personal strands of his life into a single entertaining narrative, one that begins with his boyhood in the segregated world of Depression Selma and culminates in the widespread election of black local officials in the 1980's

Happily, Chestnut weaves both the political and personal strands of his life into a single entertaining narrative, one that begins with his boyhood in the segregated world of Depression Selma and culminates in the widespread election of black local officials in the 1980's.

J L Chestnut, J L Chestnut Jr, Julia Cass Returning to Selma, Chestnut was the town’s first and only African American attorney.

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The only black attorney in Selma, Alabama, during 1965 recounts his participation in the civil rights movement and his fight since the 1960s against segregation and prejudice
Comments (7)
Shadowredeemer
First class reporting on a man who overcame the rampant racism to make a great success of his life. An invaluable companion for any one interested in the civil rights fight of the 50s and 60s.
Lost Python
J. L. Chestnut, Jr. takes you into one mans incredibly personal life as a warrior for the rights of Black Americans in the South. It is sometimes funny, often tragic but always enlightening as he takes you through his life. As someone who is studying the Civil Rights Movement I consider this a must read.
Aiata
This is a wonderful book detailing the experiences of an individual that contributed to the transformation of our nation during the civil rights era. It is a must read by anyone interested in U.S. history, history of the south or just what it's like growing up in a small Southern town. A great book and I recommend it to anyone regardless of age or race.
Ndav
Amazing on the ground view of everyday resistance.
Qumen
Very informative, learned alot about Chesnut's early years, given information about George Wallace when he was a Judge and how compassionate and respectful he was of Attorney Chesnut in court.
Mpapa
Perhaps the most uncommon thing about Mr. Chestnut, the first African-American lawyer in Selma, is that he doesn't see himself as that extraordinary.
This book, which was as much about the man as it was about the civil rights movement, was a quick read that I often wished would last a lot longer.
I really enjoyed both the front-line perspective on a movement I only read about in history books, and as a law student, the legal angle was also fascinating.
Darkshaper
I was assigned this book in a Southern Politics class at LSU. As soon as I started reading I had trouble putting it down. This book is a sometimes frightening, sometimes hilarious tale of a lawyer in the Civil Rights era South. Now that I am a lawyer in the South the book is even more entertaining.
Chestnut has a very unique point of view as the first black attorney in Selma during the Jim Crow era. Chestnut's involvement at the core of the Civil Rights movement and his inside view of its leaders is unparalleled. He certainly was not perfect and talks openly about his flaws. Hard to believe the changes in the U.S.A. in that last 50 years.