From Publishers Weekly
Elliott, formerly a Democratic congressman from Alabama, recounts his role in the struggle for civil rights--and against George Wallace. Photos.
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From Library Journal
Former Alabama Congressman Elliott was the first winner of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. His autobiography focuses on his political career in the 1950s and 1960s when Alabama and the rest of the South were convulsed by struggles over racial integration. It was his liberalism, his failure to staunchly support segregation, and the power then wielded by segregationist Governor George Wallace that brought Elliott's career to an early end. His book contains a few factual errors (e.g., the Congress of Racial Equality is misidentified). Still, it is a good way for general readers to develop some understanding of the problems facing moderate and liberal Southern politicians during this turbulent period. For a broader examination of Southern politics during this same era, readers can consult Numan V. Bartley and Hugh D. Graham's Southern Politics and the Second Reconstruction ( LJ 6/15/75). Suitable for public library collections on Southern history and politics.- Thomas H. Ferrell, Univ. of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette
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