CRADLE OF FREEDOM: Alabama and the Movement That Changed America by Frye Gaillard
Publisher University of Alabama Press, March 2004
"Gaillard’s work achieves a level of balance and fairness that
all professional historians and journalists aspire to but seldom realize…
In trying to do justice to this universal tale of events that brought out
the best and worst in people, Gaillard displays an uncanny eye for telling
detail and an ear for Southern voices… The epic story is driven as
compellingly by the cast of thousands on both sides of the racial divide
as by their leaders."
"This is a thoughtful and well-researched history of the modern
civil rights movement in Alabama, but it is no ‘just the facts’
account. Frye Gaillard writes with the grace and craft of a first-rate
novelist, and Cradle of Freedom is a welcome reminder that good
history and good storytelling can go together."
Frye Gaillard is a freelance writer and author of 19 books, including The Dream Long Deferred, Becoming Truly Free: 300 Years of Black History in the Carolinas, and Race, Rock, and Religion: Profiles from a Southern Journalist.
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