1966 “SEX AND CIVIL RIGHTS” (SELMA)

Racism

DSC08854 DSC08856Written by Albert C. Persons, this is a very biased/racist account of the Civil Rights events that occurred in Selma, Alabama in 1965.  The booklet is titled “The True Selma Story” with the subtitle “Sex and Civil Rights“.  It was published in 1966. The author states “The greatest obstacle in the Negro’s search for “Freedom” is the Negro himself and the leaders he has chosen to follow.”  Publication includes “unsavory police and court records of the leaders of the civil rights movement.”  Claims that civil rights marchers were engaged in alcohol abuse, bribery, and widespread sexual debauchery at the marches were denied, and local and national journalists were unable to substantiate the accounts.

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