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Test Ride on the Sunnyland Bus

A Daughter's Civil Rights Journey (River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize)

Ana Maria Spagna


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Paperback (4/1/2010)


Test Ride on the Sunnyland Bus chronicles the story of an American family against the backdrop of one of the civil rights movementOCOs lesser-known stories. In January 1957, Joseph Spagna and five other young men waited to board a city bus called the Sunnyland in Tallahassee, Florida. Their plan was simple but dangerous: ride the bus togetherOCothree blacks and three whitesOCoget arrested, and take their case to the U.S. Supreme Court. Fifty years later Ana Maria Spagna sets off on a journey to understand what happened and why.

Bison Books, 9780803233928, 286pp.

Publication Date: May 14, 2014