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Freedom riders : 1961 and the struggle for racial justice

Author: Raymond Arsenault
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Series: Pivotal moments in American history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Abridged edView all editions and formats
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In this new version of his encyclopedic Freedom Riders, Raymond Arsenault offers a significantly condensed and tautly written account. Arsenault recounts how a group of volunteers--blacks and whites--came together to travel from Washington DC through the Deep South, defying Jim Crow laws in buses and terminals and putting their lives on the line for racial justice. News photographers captured the violence in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Arsenault
ISBN: 9780199754311 0199754314
OCLC Number: 617637972
Description: xiv, 306 pages : 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 --
Ain't gonna let no jail house turn me 'round --
Woke up this morning with my mind stayed on freedom --
Oh, freedom --
Epilogue: Glory bound.
Series Title: Pivotal moments in American history.
Responsibility: Raymond Arsenault.

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In this new version of his encyclopedic Freedom Riders, Raymond Arsenault offers a significantly condensed and tautly written account. Arsenault recounts how a group of volunteers--blacks and whites--came together to travel from Washington DC through the Deep South, defying Jim Crow laws in buses and terminals and putting their lives on the line for racial justice. News photographers captured the violence in Montgomery, shocking the nation and sparking a crisis in the Kennedy administration. Here are the key players--their fears and courage, their determination and second thoughts, and the agonizing choices they faced as they took on Jim Crow--and triumphed. --from publisher description.

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