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Buses are a comin' : memoir of a freedom rider / Charles Person, with Richard Rooker.

Person, Charles, (author.). Rooker, Richard, (author.).

Summary

Summary:

"A firsthand exploration of the cost of boarding the bus of change to move America forward-written by one of the Civil Rights Movement's pioneers. At 18, Charles Person was the youngest of the original Freedom Riders, key figures in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement who left Washington, D.C. by bus in 1961, headed for New Orleans. This purposeful mix of black and white, male and female activists-including future Congressman John Lewis, Congress of Racial Equality Director James Farmer, Reverend Benjamin Elton Cox, journalist and pacifist James Peck, and CORE field secretary Genevieve Hughes-set out to discover whether America would abide by a Supreme Court decision that ruled segregation unconstitutional in bus depots, waiting areas, restaurants, and restrooms nationwide. The Freedom Riders found their answer. No. Southern states would continue to disregard federal law and use violence to enforce racial segregation. One bus was burned to a shell; the second, which Charles rode, was set upon by a mob that beat the Riders nearly to death. Buses Are a Comin' provides a front-row view of the struggle to belong in America, as Charles leads his colleagues off the bus, into the station, into the mob, and into history to help defeat segregation's violent grip on African American lives. It is also a challenge from a teenager of a previous era to the young people of today: become agents of transformation. Stand firm. Create a more just and moral country where students have a voice, youth can make a difference, and everyone belongs"-- Provided by publisher.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781250274199
  • ISBN: 1250274192
  • Physical Description: x, 294 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : St. Martin's Press, 2021.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject: Freedom Rides, 1961.
Person, Charles.
African American civil rights workers > Biography.
African Americans > Civil rights > History.
Segregation > United States.
HISTORY / United States / General.
African American civil rights workers.
African Americans > Civil rights.
Segregation.
United States.
Autobiographies.
Genre: Autobiographies.
Biography.
Personal narratives.
Biographies.
History.
Personal narratives.
Autobiographies.
Biographies.
Personal narratives.

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Athens Regional Library System:
      Athens-Clarke County Library
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Athens Regional Library System:
      Bogart Library
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Azalea Regional Library System:
      Morgan County Library
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Azalea Regional Library System:
      Stanton Memorial Library
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Coastal Plain Regional Library System:
      Cook County Library
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