The Fight for Freedom; A Memoir of My Years in the Civil Rights Movement 

  
In the summer of 1965, an eighteen-year old boy, filled with frustration and anger at the injustices of the segregated society in his hometown of Troy, Alabama, volunteered to help Civil Rights workers sent to Alabama by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference as part of a campaign to register black people to vote. A few short months later he found himself in Atlanta, standing in the sanctuary of Ebenezer Baptist Church, being interviewed by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for a position on SCLC’s field staff. As a young foot soldier in the Civil Rights Movement, John Reynolds was an eyewitness to history. In The Fight for Freedom, he shares his experiences in some of the hot spots of that day, such as Selma, Birmingham, and Mississippi. He describes the planning and tactics that went into major campaigns, protests, and negotiations, and he talks about SCLC’s victories and setbacks. He shares his heartbreak at the assassination of Dr. King and describes the difficult days following that tragedy. A passionate and dedicated soldier, Reynolds went through some of the toughest battles of the Movement and played a role in awakening the national conscience and redeeming the soul of America.

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