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The Resource Buses Are a Comin', Richard Rooker, (electronic resource)

Buses Are a Comin', Richard Rooker, (electronic resource)

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Buses Are a Comin'
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Buses Are a Comin'
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Richard Rooker
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eng
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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. Two buses proceeded through Virginia, North and South Carolina, to Georgia where they were greeted by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and finally to Alabama. There, 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, its riders narrowly escaping; the second, which Charles rode, was set upon by a mob that beat several riders nearly to death. Buses Are a Comin' provides a front-row view of the struggle to belong in America, as Charles Person accompanies 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
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Rooker, Richard
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • History
  • African American Nonfiction
  • Nonfiction
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Buses Are a Comin', Richard Rooker, (electronic resource)
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online
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9781250274205
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26ec11f7-0a9f-4287-8501-fa971a71ea50
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
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Label
Buses Are a Comin', Richard Rooker, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781250274205
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
26ec11f7-0a9f-4287-8501-fa971a71ea50
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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