As the overwhelming negative issues of race persist in tearing away at the soul of our nation, America needs to be more enlightened on the history of this subject and how it continues to demand resolve morally and politically.

Every now I then, I hear about a book that makes me run out to purchase. This is one of them.

The struggle for racial equality reached across the nation, where activists fought campaigns against segregation, police brutality, and job discrimination in cities from New York and Detroit to Seattle and Los Angeles. With over one hundred images, many never before published, North of Dixie offers a complex and inclusive view of the civil rights era in America.

Read more about North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South