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Published: 19 February 2007

704 Pages | 61 halftones, 10 maps

5-11/16 x 8-7/8 inches

ISBN: 9780195327144

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Freedom Riders

1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice

Raymond Arsenault

Pivotal Moments in American History

  • Tells the story of the Freedom Riders, a diverse group of people, who 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
  • Providing the first full-length history on the Freedom Riders, with gripping accounts of six pivotal months that jolted the consciousness of America
  • Offers vivid portraits of dynamic figures such as James Farmer, Diane Nash, John Lewis, and Fred Shuttlesworth
  • Considered a masterpiece of storytelling that will stand alongside the finest works on the history of civil rights

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