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Freedom riders : 1961 and the struggle for racial justice

Author: Raymond Arsenault
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Series: Pivotal moments in American history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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They were black and white, young and old, men and women. In the spring and summer of 1961, they put their lives on the line, riding buses through the American South to challenge segregation in interstate transport. Their story is one of the most celebrated episodes of the civil rights movement, yet a full-length history has never been written until now. In these pages, acclaimed historian Raymond Arsenault provides
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Arsenault
ISBN: 0195136748 9780195136746 9780195327144 0195327144
OCLC Number: 60796141
Awards: Association of American Publishers PROSE Award, 2006.
Description: xii, 690 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: You don't have to ride Jim Crow --
Beside the weary road --
Hallelujah! I'm a-travelin' --
Alabama bound --
Get on board, little children --
If you miss me from the back of the bus --
Freedom's coming and it won't be long --
Make me a captive, Lord --
Ain't gonna let no jail house turn me 'round --
Woke up this morning with my mind on freedom --
Oh, freedom --
Epilogue : glory bound --
Appendix : roster of freedom riders.
Series Title: Pivotal moments in American history.
Responsibility: Raymond Arsenault.
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