Black in Selma: The Uncommon Life of J.L. Chestnut, Jr

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Anchor Books, 1991 - African American lawyers - 431 pages
On March 7,1965, George Wallace lined a bridge in Selma with statetroopers to prevent a civil rights march to Montgomery. Among those present was 34-year-old lawyer, J. L. Chestnut, a brilliant, passionate and unflinchingly tenacious champion of a people and a cause. Black in Selma is his story. "Candid and thoroughly engrossing . . ".--San Francisco Chronicle. (Anchor)

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This is quite simply one of the best Civil Rights autobiographies yet to appear. Coauthored with Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Cass, Black in Selma tells the story of black lawyer/activist Chestnut ... Read full review


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Chestnut is the founder of Chestnut, Sanders, Turner, Williams & Pettaway, the largest black law firm in Alabama.

J. 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," She is a 2002 recipient of a Knight International Journalism fellowship.

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