Reverend P. H. Lewis, Sr., pastor of Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church of Selma in 1965, opened the doors of his church-in defiance of the law-to Martin
Luther King, Jr and hundreds of civil rights leaders to plan strategy. As a result, he was arrested and vilified by the White establishment. We know the story of that fateful March 7, 1965, protest march from Selma to Montgomery which ended in bloodshed on the Edmund Pettus Bridge. But in SELMA: The Other Side of 1965. Reverend Lewis traces the history of the struggle among blacks for equal rights, beginning with the days of slavery itself. Some of this information has rarely been told before, including the critical role played by the African Methodist Episcopal Church. A fascinating read; an important contribution.