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By Marie A. Sutton

touring in the course of the South throughout the Nineteen Fifties used to be detrimental for African americans. there have been priceless few motels and eating places that opened their doorways to minorities, and less nonetheless had lodgings above the naked minimal, to claim not anything of the racism and violence that undefined. yet in Birmingham, black entrepreneur and eventual millionaire A.G. Gaston created a first class lodge and front room for African american citizens that grew to become an emblem of delight of his group. It served because the headquarters for Birmingham's civil rights flow and have become a revolving door for recognized entertainers, activists, politicians and different pillars of the nationwide black neighborhood. writer Marie Sutton chronicles the attention-grabbing tale of the lodge and the way it grew to become a shelter in the course of a time while African american citizens might locate none.

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