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by B. J. Hollars

  • ISBN: 0817317929
  • Category: History
  • Author: B. J. Hollars
  • Subcategory: Americas
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University Alabama Press; First edition (March 14, 2013)
  • Pages: 304 pages
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  • Rating: 4.5
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Anyone who loves history and Alabama will love this book. Hollars has the ability to always keep readers anticipating what will happen next

Anyone who loves history and Alabama will love this book. Hollars has the ability to always keep readers anticipating what will happen next. Linda R. Beito, coauthor of Black Maverick: T. R. M. Howard's Fight for Civil Rights and Economic Power.

Anyone who loves history and Alabama will love this book . Hollars’s book goes a long way toward addressing that oversight and thus tells a story that most readers will find unfamiliar, yet intriguing. Frye Gaillard, author of Cradle of Freedom: Alabama and the Movement that Changed America and Alabama’s Civil Rights Trail: An Illustrated Guide to the Cradle of Freedom. B. J. Hollars is an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire and the author of Thirteen Loops: Race, Violence, and the Last Lynching in America.

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Opening the Doors book. Whereas E. Culpepper Clark’s The Schoolhouse Door remains the standard history of the University of Alabama’s desegregation, in Opening the Doors B. Hollars focuses on Tuscaloosa’s purposemovement.

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Published by: The University of Alabama Press. Hollars focuses on Tuscaloosa’s purposeful divide between town and gown, providing a new contextual framework for this landmark period in civil rights history.

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In the summer of 1964, the struggle for equality in Tuscaloosa resulted in the integration of the city’s public facilities, a march on the county courthouse, a bloody battle between police and protesters, confrontations with the Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, a bus boycott, and the hing of movie star Jack Palance.

Opening the Doors THE DESEGREGATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA University of Alabama Press. And the fight for CIVIL rights in tuscaloosa b. hollars. The image of George Wallace's stand in the schoolhouse door has long burned however, just as interesting are the circumstances that led him there in the first place, a process that proved successful due to the of dedicated. president, a steadfast administration, and secret negotiations between the U. S. Justice Department, the White House, and Alabama's stubborn governor

Opening the Doors is a wide-ranging account of the University of Alabama’s 1956 and 1963 desegregation attempts, as well as the little-known story of Tuscaloosa, Alabama’s, own civil rights movement.Whereas E. Culpepper Clark’s The Schoolhouse Door remains the standard history of the University of Alabama’s desegregation, in Opening the Doors B. J. Hollars focuses on Tuscaloosa’s purposeful divide between “town” and “gown,” providing a new contextual framework for this landmark period in civil rights history. The image of George Wallace’s stand in the schoolhouse door has long burned in American consciousness; however, just as interesting are the circumstances that led him there in the first place, a process that proved successful due to the concerted efforts of dedicated student leaders, a progressive university president, a steadfast administration, and secret negotiations between the U.S. Justice Department, the White House, and Alabama’s stubborn governor. In the months directly following Governor Wallace’s infamous stand, Tuscaloosa became home to a leader of a very different kind: twenty-eight-year-old African American reverend T. Y. Rogers, an up-and-comer in the civil rights movement, as well as the protégé of Martin Luther King Jr. After taking a post at Tuscaloosa’s First African Baptist Church, Rogers began laying the groundwork for the city’s own civil rights movement. In the summer of 1964, the struggle for equality in Tuscaloosa resulted in the integration of the city’s public facilities, a march on the county courthouse, a bloody battle between police and protesters, confrontations with the Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, a bus boycott, and the near-accidental-lynching of movie star Jack Palance. Relying heavily on new firsthand accounts and personal interviews, newspapers, previously classified documents, and archival research, Hollars’s in-depth reporting reveals the courage and conviction of a town, its university, and the people who call it home.
Reviews about Opening the Doors: The Desegregation of the University of Alabama and the Fight for Civil Rights in Tuscaloosa (2):
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If you enjoy history, you will definitely love this book. B.J. provides well documented insight to how this moment in Alabama history has shaped the future of politics, race relations, academics in colleges and universities as well as cinema. The author provides a honest visual of the behind-the-scenes struggle for desegregation and civil rights allowing readers to grasp all points of view. Thus making the unfamiliar familiar.
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