By Marie A. Sutton

touring in the course of the South throughout the Nineteen Fifties was once dangerous for African americans. there have been necessary few inns and eating places that opened their doorways to minorities, and less nonetheless had lodgings above the naked minimal, to assert not anything of the racism and violence that undefined. yet in Birmingham, black entrepreneur and eventual millionaire A.G. Gaston created a firstclass hotel and living room for African american citizens that turned an emblem of satisfaction of his group. It served because the headquarters for Birmingham's civil rights stream and have become a revolving door for well-known entertainers, activists, politicians and different pillars of the nationwide black neighborhood. writer Marie Sutton chronicles the interesting tale of the inn and the way it grew to become a shelter in the course of a time whilst African americans may locate none.

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