Alice & Rachel West

Alabama, 1965-66
Current Residence: Selma, AL

Rachel West Milhouse
334-872-6031 or 334-875-2874

I am the co-author of the novel Selma, Lord, Selma (later made into a Disney film of the same name).

Alice M. West
2116 Church St.
Selma, AL 36701

In 1965, after Dr. King, SCLC, and SNCC came to Selma, my husband, my family, and I made our home welcome to all "outside agitators" as they were called.

I will be glad to share my knowledge about the Civil Rights Movement.

"I would like to tell you what a day like "Bloody Sunday" was, and how it affected me and my family. The mass meeting at Brown Chapel, the National Guard almost in my back yard behind Brown Church, and finally the peaceful march and climax ending in Mrs. Liuzzo's death.

Jon Daniels was a part of my family, we all loved him and trusted him. He taught my family all about the wonders of God's love. His death took a toll on my family as well as all the Black people in Selma, AL.

We have come a long way. But maybe we can continue to move forward to make this a better world for all people."

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