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Book Talk: Selma: A Bicentennial History presented by Alston Fitts III

Join the Alabama Department of Archives and History for a Book Talk presented by Alston Fitts on his new publication "Selma: A Bicentennial History," June 22 at 12:00.

"Selma: A Bicentennial History" offers a revised and expanded version of Fitts’ original 1989 history of the city, complete with a wealth of new, never-before-published illustrations. During this book talk, Fitts will discuss the many new stories and materials discovered through his research that shed greater light on Selma’s establishment, growth, and development.

Alston Fitts III is a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, who earned a master’s degree from Harvard University in 1964 and a PhD in English from the University of Chicago in 1974. A former English teacher, Fitts served for decades as the director of information and principal fundraiser for the Edmundite Missions, a Catholic organization based in Selma.

"Selma: A Bicentennial History" (2017) is published by the University of Alabama Press. Copies will be available for purchase at the event.

This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information, call (334) 353-4689.

Thu., Jun. 22, 2017, 12:00PM – 1:00PM

More Information on Website:

Alabama Department of Archives & History, 624 Washington Ave Montgomery, AL 36104

Free Event

Category: History, Civil Rights

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