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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
I found this book very well written and a captivating read.
Fewer still have the skills to weave them into a compelling narrative, full of unforgettable word-portraits that the author has sketched from life.
This is a well written and well researched account of a fascinating aspect of the Civil Rights movement.
A good read. What a terrible time for this great country. I hope we can continue to move forward as one people with only love in our hearts.Published 3 months ago by terry dingess
This is a good history of men and women that faced the white sheets and won. The oppressive un-American, non-Christian, unpatriotic, and senseless people that stirred hatred and... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Wendell F. Wentz
I bought this book primarily to read about my grandfather, Tom Ward, and his work as an investigator against Klan activity in Montgomery. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Gary Ward
Having read more than the average amount of high quality books on American history
by authors spanning over 200 years, I would not hesitate to say that this is one of the... Read more
I've personally published six books on the KKK, and I still learned things I'd never heard before from this one. Read morePublished on February 26, 2013 by Michael D. Newton
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