While many stories have depicted the turbulent tale of the Selma, Ala. Voting Rights Campaign during the African-American Civil Rights Movement, very few have offered firsthand, behind-the-scenes glimpses into the activities of its major players.
The House by the Side of the Road delves deep into the famous period in American history and provides readers with a three-dimensional view of the movement’s famous leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Author Richie Jean Sherrod Jackson tells the tale of the 1965 movement in Selma, as King set up headquarters in her home. Under Jackson’s roof, King and other national leaders including Ralph David Abernathy and John Lewis, held strategy sessions and negotiated plans for the famous Voting Rights March from Selma to Montgomery.
Detailing the stress, drama and determination of King and his cohorts during the trying era, The House by the Side of the Road sets readers on an amazing journey up until President Lyndon Johnson’s landmark call for equal rights for all Americans.
Final Word: Historical account buttressed by in-depth personality.