11:02 AM, February 20, 2015

Africana Studies Book Talk

Selma, Lord, Selma

Sheyann Webb-Christburg

Date and Time:  Tuesday, February 24 at 3:30 p.m.

Location:  Ralph Brown Draughon Library, Ground Floor, Auditorium

Sheyann Webb was eight years old and Rachel West was nine when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. arrived in Selma, Alabama on January 2, 1965. to organize peaceful demonstrations to protest discriminatory voting laws.  Selma, Lord, Selma is their firsthand account of the events of the turbulent winter of 1965 - events that changed the lives of all Alabamians and of all Americans.  From 1975 to 1979 journalist Frank Sikora conducted interviews with Sheyann and Rachel, which he wove into this poignant story of fear and courage, heartbreak, and determination.

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries, Africana Studies, and the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.

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