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

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1990 - Law - 431 pages
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

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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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About the author (1990)

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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