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"[The book] does more than take you behind the picket lines, along the dark country roads and under the white hoods of the civil rights struggle. It takes you inside its very skin, and inside the South's broken heart." Rick Bragg, author, All Over But the Shoutin' and Ava's Man
Wayne Greenhaw has long been the dean of Alabama journalism--the oracle for visiting national reporters in search of The Story. It’s no surprise, then, that his account of the progressives who took on the state’s racist status quo is authoritative, intimate, and gripping. A valuable addition to the civil rights bibliography.” Diane McWhorter, author of Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama; The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution
Wayne Greenhaw’s book is very nearly indispensable for people who study the South. This is an Alabama story, but it spreads far beyond its hearth and home.” Roy Reed, former reporter for the New York Times
[This is] the dramatic story of the brave, determined black and white Southerners who took on the haters in Alabama and, against all odds, turned the tide against them. It is an intimate, knowledgeable and overdue account, heartening in its reminder that it is as possible as it is necessary to confront and overcome evil in your own backyard.” Hodding Carter III, journalist, politician, and educator
"Fighting the Devil in Dixie is a major addition to the historic literature of the Southern Civil Rights movement. As an Alabama journalist, Wayne Greenhaw was an eye witness to events that changed America. With this book, he richly fulfills Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s teaching that we must all bear witness for justice." Howell Raines, author of My Soul is Rested
This is such a fresh take on the civil rights struggle. Wayne Greenhaw grew up living and then covering all of this, reporting the good fight then, and now memorably documenting it in this wonderful book.” Paul Stekler, director, George Wallace: Settin’ the Woods on Fire
Excellent read and very informative.
Wayne Greenhaw has not just written an important book about the history of Civil Rights in Alabama; this book is actually much larger in scope.
The style mixes history and memoir, with illuminating asides into the backgrounds and private lives of its cast of characters.
I've personally published six books on the KKK, and I still learned things I'd never heard before from this one. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Michael D. Newton
Once again,the brilliant Wayne Greenhaw, brings to life the struggle for civil rights in our part of the world. Read morePublished on May 16, 2011 by John Smith
Excellent read and very informative. Even though I live in Montgomery I was unaware of many of the activities that took place. Read morePublished on April 10, 2011 by diskin
Wayne Greenhaw has not just written an important book about the history of Civil Rights in Alabama; this book is actually much larger in scope. Read morePublished on February 13, 2011 by Marlin Barton
This book is magnificent--so important for everyone to read to gain a chilling understanding of what this country was like, the hidden world beyond the reality that most of us... Read morePublished on February 13, 2011 by Shelley F. Mickle