Freedom Riders

1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice

By Raymond Arsenault
(Oxford University Press, Hardcover, 9780195136746, 690pp.)

Publication Date: January 2006

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Paperback

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The author offers a meticulously researched account of the Freedom Rides, one of the most compelling chapters in the history of civil rights. The book paints a harrowing picture of the outpouring of hatred and violence that greeted the Freedom Riders in Alabama and Mississippi.



NPR
Friday, Apr 29, 2011

Wednesday markets the 50th anniversary of the start of the Freedom Rides, when an integrated group of Civil Rights activists rode together by bus through the deep South challenging integration. Historian Raymond Arsenault recounts their journey in Freedom Riders. More at NPR.org

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