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Book Talk and Signing with Civil Rights Veteran Maria Gitin

Maria Gitin shares her Freedom Summer experience with attendees.

Maria Gitin shares her Freedom Summer experience with attendees. 

Photo Credit: Samuel Torres, Jr.

Jan 28 2015

On January 28, the King Institute hosted Freedom Summer veteran Maria Gitin, who discussed her new book This Bright Light of Ours: Stories from the Voting Rights Fight. The book offers an insider's experience of the community-based activism that was the heart of the civil rights movement. Describing the book as a celebration of grassroots heroes, Maria read first-person accounts of the people she met in the fight for voting rights. Combining memoir and oral history, Maria Gitin fills a vital gap in civil rights history by focusing on the neglected Freedom Summer of 1965. Thank you, Maria for joining us.