Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice
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- By: Raymond Arsenault
- Format: Hardcover, 640 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
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- ISBN: 0195136748
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.
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