This Bright Light
of Ours: Stories
from the Voting
Rights Fight

University of Alabama Press
(February 11, 2014)

This Bright Light of Ours: Stories from the Voting Rights Fight is a first-hand, from-the-front- lines report of the '60s Southern voting rights movement in one of the most resistant counties in one of the most resistant states. This is a must- read account of a less publicized aspect of the Southern civil rights movement—white volunteers risking life and limb to challenge white supremacy at its most brutal.

–Julian Bond
Chairman Emeritus, NAACP

Combining memoir and oral history, This Bright Light of Ours details Maria’s summer as a teenage civil rights worker and the stories she gathered when she returned to Wilcox County, Alabama more than forty years later. Filled with compelling true stories, This Bright Light of Ours fills a vital gap in civil rights history by focusing on the neglected Freedom Summer of 1965.

For more about the book and to schedule an author appearance please visit www.thisbrightlightofours.com

We are deeply grateful to our Associates, client organizations and the foundations that enabled Maria Gitin & Associates to thrive for twenty-eight years of innovative organizational development consulting. Maria Gitin & Associates provided strategic planning, board development, and fundraising training and coaching with a focus on cultural diversity. We no longer offer these services.

We are focused on presentations related to Maria's book about the voting rights fight in rural Alabama in 1965. This Bright Light of Ours: Stories from the Voting Rights Fight. More about the book and ordering information can be found on the This Bright Light of Ours website.

We will continue to offer our popular organizational development workshop: Speaking of Money: Race, Gender & Class. For more information: msgitin@mariagitin.com