It's a long story why I am reading this, but Virginia Durr's autobiography caught my attention. It's called Outside the Magic Circle: The Autobiography of Virginia Foster Durr. Anybody read that? It's a good explanation of the 'other side of the story' of 1950s Alabama.
I read it a couple of years ago. It was very good and helped me understand some of what I knew but had not really thought through. Being at Huntingdon with Bob Zellner and a couple of others who actively supported Civil Rights, I knew some of the other side. I recommend the book to all who are interested in either Montgomery or Civil Rights history. I bought the book after listening to Lucy Durr's husband on C-Span.
OK Neil, I just ordered the book from Amazon. I'm a slow reader but I'll let you know what I think about it. I continue to be amazed at how unaware I was of what was going on in Montgomery during our high school days. Some time you have to leave to look back and see the reality.
I have Colvin's account of her memories being arrested, as the first bus agitator. I testified during the court case, as I witnessed the arrest. Her account is different from my memory, but I admit, we knew little, and /or were isolated from the whole culture of the 'Negro' in those days. It was years, before I found out historically, why Rosa Parks was the annointed one. Politics are everywhere. Happy Holidays, be safe.
I was able to read her book and had lunch with her after I retired.She was thrilled as I to have her sign her book.She was up on current events and in her 90s-She was one of a kind.
Many of us who lived in mgm knew about that circle and what it is to be on the outside.