With Music and Justice for All: Some Southerners and Their Passions

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-03-01
  • Publisher: Vanderbilt Univ Pr

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With Music and Justice for All is a collection of Frye Gaillard's most compelling work, one writer's odyssey though a time and place. There are stories here of the civil rights movement, a moral, social and political upheaval that changed the South in so many ways. Gaillard has captured the essence of that drama by giving it a face--telling the stories of the ordinary people, as well as the icons. In the course of these pages, the reader not only meets Dr. Martin Luther King, but also the lesser known heroes such Perry Wallace--the first African American basketball player in the Southeastern Conference and Thomas Gilmore, the first black sheriff in one of the toughest counties in the Alabama Black Belt, a man of non-violence, who refused, in deference to the fallen Dr. King, to carry a gun during the thirteen years he served as sheriff.

Author Biography

Frye Gaillard is writer-in-residence at the University of South Alabama.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Introduction: The Heart of Dixiep. 1
"A Change Is Jonna Come"
Deliverance: The Greensboro Fourp. 13
The Power and the Glory of a Tuna Fish Sandwichp. 25
Perry Wallace: The Long Road Homep. 33
The Sheriff Without a Gunp. 45
RFK: A Night at Vanderbiltp. 56
Free at Last, Free at Lastp. 61
"Amaging Grace"
The Gospel According to Willp. 69
The Double-Edged Legacy of Billy Grahamp. 85
Charlotte's Holy Wars: Religion in a New South Cityp. 93
The Lonely Crusade of Karen Grahamp. 106
Koinonia: The Birth of Habitat for Humanityp. 113
The Lion's Den and Jimmy Carterp. 121
The Man in Blackp. 133
Southern Rock: The New Good Ole Boysp. 141
Old-Fashioned Notions of Love and Musicp. 152
Country Queensp. 160
With Music and Justice for Allp. 170
A Visit with John T. Scopesp. 179
James Baldwin's First Journey Southp. 186
The Many Crusades of Tipper Gorep. 193
The Education of Robert Howard Allenp. 205
Pride and Prejudicep. 214
The Last Confessionp. 220
Acknowledgmentsp. 227
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