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Cornerstones of Freedom: The Story of The Freedom Riders (Hardback)

"The group's courage was tested at every stop, where the thirteen men and women along with a few other supporters of black rights, were often harassed or beaten. TV cameras captured these senseless beatings and gave worldwide attention to the social injustice characteristic of the South. Reform took many years, but it began with a few brave men and women known as the 'freedom riders.'" — Childrens Press, Publisher

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Condition

VERY GOOD: The book's spine, pages, and covers are in excellent condition.

Description

From the book: “Crowds of people streamed in and out of the main bus station in Washington, D.C. It seemed to be a typical day for hundreds of travelers. But for thirteen people—seven of them black, six of them white—this day was far from ordinary. It was May 4, 1961. These thirteen men and women were setting out to challenge the segregationist laws that had existed in the South for nearly a hundred years. They were the vanguard of a revolution that would eventually crush an old order. History remembers them as the freedom riders.”

The book contains pictures and illustrations, some of which depict the violence of the times when riders and their supporters were attacked and beaten.

Details

SKU:
124
Genre/Subject:
History – American
Author:
Kent, Deborah
Publisher:
Childrens Press
Publish Date:
1993
Format:
Hardback
Weight (pounds):
0.52
Dimensions (W”xL”xH”):
8.1″x9.7″x0.3″
ISBN-13:
N/A
ISBN-10:
0516066625
Collection:
Juvenile

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