Book a chance to dig deeper into Selma’s history

Published 7:39 pm Monday, March 20, 2017

The city of Selma will always be known for its history. From Civil Rights to the Civil War, Selma is tied to the events of the past as much as any city anywhere.

The history brings in hundreds of people a week on tour buses and several times a year is directly tied to a big event. This past weekend, when hundreds of people attended the Historic Selma Pilgrimage, is a perfect example.

If you love history, Selma is the perfect place to live because it’s all around us.

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However, there’s so much history that often goes untold. Historian Alston Fitts has made sure that’s no longer the case thanks to his new book titled “Selma: A Bicentennial History.” This is Fitts’ second book on Selma’s history and this one adds to several things that weren’t a part of the first book.

With our city’s 200th anniversary on the horizon, the timing of its release is perfect.

We won’t go as far as to say you should go buy the book — frankly, we haven’t read it yet — but we think it’s worth checking out. History buffs will surely love it.

Fitts spoke at the library Thursday at Lunch at the Library, giving readers a chance to pick his brain.

The book is available at, the Dallas County Library and the Selma Interpretive Center.