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"The hundred-fifty mile stretch along U.S. Highway 80 stretching through the Alabama Black Belt from Phenix City to Demopolis became the epic center of the most important human rights movement of the Twentieth Century. Fortunately for the many visitors from around the world to the terrain of those great struggles during the 1950s and 1960s, Alabama has not only maintained that trail of horror, violence, pride, and justice, but now celebrates it as the beginning of a new era in state history. Frye Gaillard has now provided a guide book worthy of the events that transpired there."
—Dr. Wayne Flynt, Professor Emeritus, Auburn University
"Frye Gaillard's Alabama's Civil Rights Trail broadens the [civil rights] story considerably by examining in-detail the people and events in Alabama that helped to accelerate the struggle for human rights. For Gaillard, every individual and each act of resistance that helped to secure consitutional liberties for African Americans deserves recognition. ... Alabama's Civil Rights Trail offers both scholars and an interested public a refreshing resource for examining the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama."--Southern Historian
"Gaillard is also to be commended for the breadth of this book. The 23 cities included in the guide span the full length of the state, from Florence to Bayou la Batre. In contrast, the state tourism department’s civil rights trail guide covers only five cities, Birmingham, Greensboro, Selma, Montgomery and Tuskegee. Gaillard’s more inclusive view of the important sites throughout the state provides us with a much more accurate picture and reflects the scholarship of his previous works on Alabama’s rich civil rights history."--Mobile Press-Register