Map 1 Alabama Black ­ Belt 
xvii
Map 2 Dallas County 
xviii
Map 3 Selma 
xix
1.1 Horse-­ dr awn carts on ­ W ater Ave­nue 
13
1.2 Erhart Cotton Ware­house on ­ Water Ave­nue 
14
1.3 Steamboat on the Alabama River 
15
1.4 African American ­ woman and child in front of a cabin 
21
1.5 African American man with cotton bales 
22
2.1 John Blake inspects a field of vetch 
50
2.2 Farm laborers make hay 
50
2.3 Shipping turkeys by train 
52
2.4 John Blake supervises a black farm laborer 
56
Inter3.1 Ea­gle’s Department Store 
64
3.1 Sidewalk scene in downtown Selma 
71
3.2 S. W. Boynton inspects a compost pile 
76
3.3 Mrs.  Jamerson displays her canned goods 
78
3.4 S. W. Boynton and the 4-­ h club 
80
4.1 Meeting at the Black ­ Belt Experiment Station 
105
4.2 Selma Stock Yard 
106
4.3 Don Bosco club­house 
114
5.1 Ku Klux Klan sign on the door of St.  Elizabeth’s Church 
137
Inter6.1 Amelia Boynton at Brown Chapel 
152
6.1. Black citizens enter federal building to register to vote 
159
6.2 F. D. ­ Reese 
161
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