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Civil Rights class visits the NewSouth Bookstore

The NewSouth Bookstore was pleased to greet college students from author and professor Raymond Arsenault’s civil rights class on Wednesday. The students are on a tour of civil rights landmarks, with stops in Albany, Georgia; Nashville, Birmingham, and Montgomery.

In Montgomery, the students travelled with historian Dr. J. Mills Thornton and NewSouth’s own Randall Williams, visiting such sights as the Greyhound station where the Freedom Riders arrived, and the spot where Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat, before stopping at the National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture at Alabama State University, and dining with civil rights leader (and NewSouth author) Reverend Robert Graetz and his wife, Jeannie.

At the NewSouth Bookstore, the students beat the heat with cold drinks and perused our wide used books selection, purchasing a variety of titles, from Representative John Lewis’s civil rights memoir Walking with the Wind to the collected stories of Jack London. Ray Arsenault was nice enough to sign copies of his new book Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice, now available from our store.