1. Avatar Maggie Mears
    May 10, 2019 @ 11:45 am

    Powerful, heart-tugging writing. Brings up so many emotions and compassion.


    • Dr. Laura Bush Dr. Laura Bush
      May 10, 2019 @ 3:31 pm

      Thank you for reading and being moved by the excerpt so much that you would also comment. The book is even more powerful and moving.


  2. Avatar Maggie Mears
    June 27, 2019 @ 6:36 am

    So ESCAPING A LYNCHING is the name of the book?. I am buying it!
    Also, what does ACHMR stand for?


    • Dr. Laura Bush Dr. Laura Bush
      June 27, 2019 @ 2:56 pm

      Thank you for asking about the ACHMR. The Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights (ACMHR) was a civil rights organization in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. The organization coordinated boycotts and sponsored federal lawsuits aimed at dismantling segregation in Birmingham and Alabama during the Civil Rights Movement.


  3. Avatar Maggie Mears
    June 27, 2019 @ 6:53 am

    Laura, Where can we buy Escaping a Lynching?
    I looked on Amazon…could not find it there


    • Dr. Laura Bush Dr. Laura Bush
      June 27, 2019 @ 2:55 pm

      Maggie, at the end of the blog, you’ll see a bio of Rene Billups Baker, the author, and there’s a link to her book on Amazon: My Life with Charles Billups Baker and Martin Luther King: Trauma and the Civil Rights Movement. Here’s a link to buy the book https://www.amazon.com/dp/1732242704/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_.QtfDbMZMMGA9 I’m thrilled that you are so interested. Billups life and contribution are a very important piece of personal and national history that has been mostly overlooked. We are working to get the word out! Thanks for your interest!


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