A Black Preacher, a White Sheriff and the Punch in the Face that Put Selma on the Map
The voting rights push in Selma was one of the defining moments of the civil rights movement. But before Selma was Selma, it was another local front in the movement struggling for national media attention. How Selma finally broke through is recounted in civil rights leader C.T. Vivian’s posthumous memoir, “It’s in the Action: Memories of a Nonviolent Warrior,” which comes out March 9 and was co-written with Steve Fiffer. Vivian died last year at 95. To read more click here.