The author is Dr. Emilye Crosby a professor at SUNY Genesee that teaches history of Civil Rights, African American History and Women's History.
The article covers who was involved in bringing MLK to Selma 50 years ago. It is interesting because of the women who were involved locally in getting African American willing to register to vote and later bring in Southern Christian Leadership Council.
I was in high school when all of this was going on. It influenced my future politics and I also thought that LBJ was a better president then was given credit for after he left office. Younger people don't realize just how much the African American community was terrorized by local racist. We are still experiencing the backlash in southern dominated politics today.