The Wilcox County Freedom Fight Comes to Life Again

Wilcox County Freedom Fighters Selma Jubilee 2010Mary Alice Robinson (NCNW Banner), Phillip Young (Freedom Banner), Jessie Crawford, Maria Gitin, Joy Crawford-Washington, Robert Powell (Freedom Banner), Alma King (NCNW Banner)

Wilcox County Freedom Fighters Selma Jubilee 2010
Mary Alice Robinson (NCNW Banner), Phillip Young (Freedom Banner), Jessie Crawford, Maria Gitin, Joy Crawford-Washington, Robert Powell (Freedom Banner), Alma King (NCNW Banner)

Thanks again to all who contributed, assisted and supported the project of recreating the summer of 1965 in Wilcox County Civil Rights History for publication as This Bright Light of Ours: Stories from the Wilcox County Freedom Fight, forward by Lewis V. Baldwin, to be published by the University of Alabama Press www.uapress.ua.edu in 2014. Were you working for Freedom in the 1960-70’s in Wilcox County? Leave your story in the comment field. Thank you!

Happy New Year as we Continuamos la Lucha – We continue the struggle!

Civil Rights Veterans Maria Gitin & Betty Anderson

Civil Rights Veterans Maria Gitin & Betty Anderson

March 7, 2010 Jubilee and reunion with Robert Powell, Camden Academy student leader:

Reunion of Wilcox County field workers Robert Powell & Maria Gitin

Reunion of Wilcox County field workers Robert Powell & Maria Gitin

Our reunion captured national attention that day. Next year (2014) we plan to walk over the bridge together again. Robert has stayed in touch with his high school friends and with all who support the Freedom Fight.

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-03-07-selma_N.htm

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