By Marie A. Sutton

ISBN-10: 1540210812

ISBN-13: 9781540210814

ISBN-10: 1626195951

ISBN-13: 9781626195950

touring during the South through the Nineteen Fifties was once unsafe for African americans. there have been invaluable few resorts and eating places that opened their doorways to minorities, and less nonetheless had lodgings above the naked minimal, to assert not anything of the racism and violence that undefined. yet in Birmingham, black entrepreneur and eventual millionaire A.G. Gaston created a firstclass inn and living room for African american citizens that grew to become an emblem of delight of his neighborhood. It served because the headquarters for Birmingham's civil rights flow and have become a revolving door for well-known entertainers, activists, politicians and different pillars of the nationwide black neighborhood. writer Marie Sutton chronicles the interesting tale of the inn and the way it turned a safe haven in the course of a time while African american citizens may well locate none.

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