Visit our new website and learn more about the book, This Bright Light of Ours: Stories from the Voting Rights Fight: ThisBrightLightofOurs.com
This blog was about the experiences of Maria Gitin (formerly Joyce Brians), a student civil rights worker with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) Summer Community Organization and Political Education (SCOPE) project in 1965 and stories of people that she met, lived and worked with in Wilcox County, AL. Her completed book includes letters, notes and memories of a nineteen year old from California and return visits 40+ years later to gather stories of people who were or are related to the local leaders she worked with. Even though the book is 2014 publication date by University of Alabama Press, this blog will continue to be available to document the voting rights history of Wilcox, County Alabama, activities, conditions and needs in the region today. We welcome contributions from residents and former residents, students and other civil rights veterans of Wilcox County, Alabama. Thank you for your interest in this long-neglected segment of The Civil Rights Movement – Freedom Summer 1965.
How can i get bright light book or wilcox i was a student at camden acdemy 1973_1979 .living their in the70″.please reply.
Thank you for your interest and congratulations on being a student at Camden Academy. My book is widely available in libraries and bookstores, and can be ordered discounted on amazon.com. Here is the link to the Amazon order http://www.amazon.com/This-Bright-Light-Ours-Stories/dp/0817318178/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1461389842&sr=1-1&keywords=Maria+Gitin+in+books and here is the link to the book website http://www.thisbrightlightofours.com I hope you read and enjoy it. Let me know your thoughts please.