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Twelve days in May : Freedom Ride 1961 /

by Brimner, Larry Dane [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Honesdale, Pennsylvania : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Hightlights, [2017]Edition: First edition.Description: 111 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.ISBN: 1629795860; 9781629795867.Subject(s): Freedom Rides, 1961 -- Juvenile literature | Civil rights movements -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature | African Americans -- Civil rights -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature | Southern States -- Race relations -- Juvenile literature | Civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | African American civil rights workers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | African Americans -- Civil rights -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century | Civil rights demonstrations -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century | Civil rights movements -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century | Southern States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century | JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 20th Century | JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American | JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Prejudice & RacismSummary: For twelve history-making days in May 1961, thirteen black and white civil rights activists, also known as the Freedom Riders, traveled by bus into the South to draw attention to the unconstitutional segregation still taking place. Despite their peaceful protests, the Freedom Riders were met with increasing violence the further south they traveled.
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<p> A 2018 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award Winner <br> <br> On May 4, 1961, a group of thirteen black and white civil rights activists launched the Freedom Ride, aiming to challenge the practice of segregation on buses and at bus terminal facilities in the South. </p> <p>The Ride would last twelve days. Despite the fact that segregation on buses crossing state lines was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 1946, and segregation in interstate transportation facilities was ruled unconstitutional in 1960, these rulings were routinely ignored in the South. The thirteen Freedom Riders intended to test the laws and draw attention to the lack of enforcement with their peaceful protest. As the Riders traveled deeper into the South, they encountered increasing violence and opposition. Noted civil rights author Larry Dane Brimner relies on archival documents and rarely seen images to tell the riveting story of the little-known first days of the Freedom Ride. With author's note, source notes, bibliography, and index.</p>

For twelve history-making days in May 1961, thirteen black and white civil rights activists, also known as the Freedom Riders, traveled by bus into the South to draw attention to the unconstitutional segregation still taking place. Despite their peaceful protests, the Freedom Riders were met with increasing violence the further south they traveled.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Horn Book Review

Brimner (We Are One; Birmingham Sunday; Black White) revisits the civil rights movement in this book about the 1961 Freedom Ride. Opening with a litany of landmark court cases leading up to the 1960s, he segues to the sit-in protests and then, in greater depth, the Freedom Ride. A racially integrated group of thirteen riders (including future Congressman John Lewis) left the Greyhound bus terminal in Washington, DC, on May 4 with the intention of riding through the South to New Orleans in order to protest the blatant violation of federal laws prohibiting segregation on interstate travel and accompanying facilities. At first the resistance they faced was fairly minor, but it soon ramped up as they ventured into the Deep South. Brimners narrative summarizes and recounts the highlights of those violent, turbulent days, but the main attraction of this book is its photographs. A striking and spacious book design with black-and-white images provides immediacy. Profiles of each rider, a bibliography, source notes, and an index are appended. jonathan hunt (c) Copyright 2017. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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