The Road South: A Memoir

The Road South: A Memoir

by Shelley Stewart, Nathan Hale Turner
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The Road South: A Memoir by Shelley Stewart, Nathan Hale Turner

As a five-year-old in Home-wood, Alabama, Shelley Stewart watched his father kill his mother with an axe. Two years later, Stewart escaped the care of abusive relatives, making a living as a stable hand. A stint in the army led to electroshock treatments for trying to integrate whites-only dances. But despite numerous setbacks, he never gave up his will to succeed. Eventually, odd jobs at radio stations laid the foundation for a 50-year career in broadcasting. As an African-American radio personality, Stewart reached out to Jim Crow Alabama, using music to integrate his audience. Along the way, he helped launch the careers of such legends as Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, and Gladys Knight. Instrumental in the Civil Rights Movement, he publicized the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A remarkable witness to and participant in the momentous social changes of the last three decades, Stewart, now a successful businessman and community leader, shares his courageous personal story that shows the indomitable strength of the human spirit.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446530279
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 07/10/2002
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)
Age Range: 13 Years

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The Road South 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book kept my attention the whole time. I learned things I did not know, such as how radio played a major part in the Civil rights movement. I was sad when I got to the last page.