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The Resource Freedom riders : 1961 and the struggle for racial justice, Raymond Arsenault

Freedom riders : 1961 and the struggle for racial justice, Raymond Arsenault

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Freedom riders : 1961 and the struggle for racial justice
Title
Freedom riders
Title remainder
1961 and the struggle for racial justice
Statement of responsibility
Raymond Arsenault
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 a gripping account of six pivotal months that jolted the consciousness of America. Here is the definitive account of a dramatic and indeed pivotal moment in American history, a critical episode that transformed the civil rights movement in the early 1960s. Raymond Arsenault offers a meticulously researched and grippingly written account of the Freedom Rides, one of the most compelling chapters in the history of civil rights. Arsenault recounts how in 1961, emboldened by federal rulings that declared segregated transit unconstitutional, a group of volunteers--blacks and whites--traveled together from Washington DC through the Deep South, defying Jim Crow laws in buses and terminals, putting their bodies and their lives on the line for racial justice. The book paints a harrowing account of the outpouring of hatred and violence that greeted the Freedom Riders in Alabama and Mississippi. One bus was disabled by Ku Klux Klansmen, then firebombed
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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165657
Cataloging source
DLC
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Arsenault, Raymond
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Pivotal moments in American history
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  • African American civil rights workers
  • Civil rights workers
  • African Americans
  • Segregation in transportation
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Southern States
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1961 and the struggle for racial justice
Label
Freedom riders : 1961 and the struggle for racial justice, Raymond Arsenault
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [653]-679) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 690 pages
Isbn
9780195136746
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005018108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780195136746
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Stock number
  • BRO-copy20060512-064
  • BRO-cust20071130-029
System control number
ocm60796141
Label
Freedom riders : 1961 and the struggle for racial justice, Raymond Arsenault
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [653]-679) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 690 pages
Isbn
9780195136746
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005018108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780195136746
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Stock number
  • BRO-copy20060512-064
  • BRO-cust20071130-029
System control number
ocm60796141

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