The Biography of Mose Jones Jr., Lawrence County Commissioner District 1

A Seed of the Foot Soldiers Bloody Sunday March and the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Non-Fiction - Biography
169 Pages
Reviewed on 12/09/2017
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Author Biography

Dr. April Jones, PhD is native of Alabama and has worked in the social science profession for many years. She is a world traveler reaching 10 countries to present her published research and books. She was inspired to write this book when her father received an award at the Selma 50th Jubilee, Fruit of the Labor Awards Luncheon, to share his story with the world. Also, she wants everyone to know her father's story and successful outcome due to his determination, faith, and desire to bring the promise of civil rights to his hometown in Alabama.

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Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite

The Biography of Mose Jones Jr., Lawrence County Commissioner District 1: A Seed of the Foot Soldiers Bloody Sunday March and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by April Lavette Jones is the biography of a powerful man who spearheaded the civil rights movement in Alabama. Told by his own daughter, the story takes readers through the childhood days of the protagonist, the family dynamics, to his active, youthful life and 30-year career. From the Bloody Sunday March to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and through the mid-1980s, readers become witnesses to the work of one of the influential people who have left an indelible mark on the minds of black people in Alabama to the point that a bridge bears his name.

This book isn’t just the story of a great civil rights' advocate, but the life of a man who had strong humanitarianism and moral values, a man who brought hope when despair set in, and a man who believed in change and worked tirelessly to see it happen. Readers will discover his family values and the place of faith in his life. April Lavette Jones has the ability to let readers into the mind of Mose Jones Jr., allowing them to feel his anxiety and touch the fear that inhabited many segregated areas of the US. Themes like the color line, political repression, family and religion are masterly woven into the story. The social, cultural, and historical settings in the countryside come out vividly throughout the narrative. The Biography of Mose Jones Jr., Lawrence County Commissioner District 1: A Seed of the Foot Soldiers Bloody Sunday March and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 offers wonderful historical elements, and both informs and inspires the reader.