Catsam, Derek Charles.

Freedom's Main Line : The Journey of Reconciliation and the Freedom Rides - Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2009. - 1 online resource (437 p.) - eBooks on Demand Civil Rights and the Struggle for Black Equality in the Twentieth Century ; v.CRST . - Civil Rights and the Struggle for Black Equality in the Twentieth Century .

Front cover; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Prologue; Introduction; 1. ""We Challenged Jim Crow""; 2. Erasing the Badge of Inferiority; 3. ""The Last Supper""; 4. ""Hallelujah, I'm a Travelin'!""; 5. The Carolinas; 6. ""Blazing Hell""; 7. The Magic City; 8. ""I'm Riding the Front Seat to Montgomery This Time""; 9. ""We've Come Too Far to Turn Back""; 10. Mississippi; 11. Jailed In; 12. Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index

In 1961, the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and other civil rights groups began organizing the Freedom Rides. The Freedom Riders were volunteers of different backgrounds who travelled on buses throughout the American South to help enforce the Supreme Court ruling that had declared racial segregation on public transportation illegal. In Freedom's Main Line: The Journey of Reconciliation and the Freedom Rides, Derek Catsam shows how the Freedom Rides were crucial in raising awareness among decision makers and in bringing the realities of racial segregation into American homes through nati

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African Americans -- Civil rights -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Segregation -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights demonstrations -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
Freedom Rides, 1961.
Segregation in transportation -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
Southern States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.


Electronic books.

E185.61 .C295 2009

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