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By Marie A. Sutton

touring during the South in the course of the Nineteen Fifties was once detrimental for African american citizens. there have been beneficial few inns 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 hotel and front room for African american citizens that turned an emblem of delight of his neighborhood. It served because the headquarters for Birmingham's civil rights circulation and have become a revolving door for recognized entertainers, activists, politicians and different pillars of the nationwide black group. writer Marie Sutton chronicles the attention-grabbing tale of the inn and the way it turned a shelter in the course of a time whilst African american citizens may possibly locate none.

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