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Freedom rider diary : smuggled notes from Parchman Prison / Carol Ruth Silver.

By: Silver, Carol Ruth.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Willie Morris books in memoir and biography: Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2014]Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 188 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781621039792; 162103979X; 9781617038884; 1617038881.Subject(s): Women civil rights workers -- United States -- Diaries | African Americans -- Civil rights -- Southern States -- Diaries | African American civil rights workers -- Southern States | Civil rights workers -- Southern States -- DiariesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Freedom rider diary.DDC classification: 323.1196/0730750904 LOC classification: E185.61 | .S579 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Raymond Arsenault -- New York -- Traveling south -- The crime -- Justice -- Hinds County Jail -- The boys go to Parchman -- Maximum security unit -- Parchman continued -- Out! -- And off -- And back -- Events -- "Comes now the defendant ..." -- Afterword / Cherie A. Gaines -- Claude Albert Liggins, freedom rider -- Autobiographical notes / Carol Ruth Silver -- Chapter notes -- Suggested additional readings and documentary films.
Summary: Arrested as a Freedom Rider in June of 1961, Carol Ruth Silver, a twenty-two-year-old recent college graduate originally from Massachusetts, spent the next forty days in Mississippi jail cells, including the Maximum Security Unit at the infamous Parchman Prison Farm. She chronicled the events and her experiences on hidden scraps of paper which amazingly she was able to smuggle out. These raw written scraps she fashioned into a manuscript, which has waited, unread for more than fifty years. Freedom Riders were civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated southern United States in 1961 to test the United States Supreme Court rulings outlawing segregation in interstate bus and terminal facilities. Brutality and arrests inflicted on the Riders called national attention to the disregard for federal law and the local violence used to enforce segregation in the southern United States. Police arrested Riders for trespassing, unlawful assembly, and violating state and local Jim Crow laws, along with other alleged offenses, but they often allowed white mobs to attack the Riders without arrest or intervention. Though a number of books recount the Freedom Rides as part of the larger civil rights story, this book offers a heretofore unavailable detailed diary. In a personal essay detailing her life before and after the Freedom Rides, Silver explores what led her to join the movement and explains how, galvanized by her actions and those of her compatriots in 1961, she spent her life and career fighting for civil rights.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Raymond Arsenault -- New York -- Traveling south -- The crime -- Justice -- Hinds County Jail -- The boys go to Parchman -- Maximum security unit -- Parchman continued -- Out! -- And off -- And back -- Events -- "Comes now the defendant ..." -- Afterword / Cherie A. Gaines -- Claude Albert Liggins, freedom rider -- Autobiographical notes / Carol Ruth Silver -- Chapter notes -- Suggested additional readings and documentary films.

Arrested as a Freedom Rider in June of 1961, Carol Ruth Silver, a twenty-two-year-old recent college graduate originally from Massachusetts, spent the next forty days in Mississippi jail cells, including the Maximum Security Unit at the infamous Parchman Prison Farm. She chronicled the events and her experiences on hidden scraps of paper which amazingly she was able to smuggle out. These raw written scraps she fashioned into a manuscript, which has waited, unread for more than fifty years. Freedom Riders were civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated southern United States in 1961 to test the United States Supreme Court rulings outlawing segregation in interstate bus and terminal facilities. Brutality and arrests inflicted on the Riders called national attention to the disregard for federal law and the local violence used to enforce segregation in the southern United States. Police arrested Riders for trespassing, unlawful assembly, and violating state and local Jim Crow laws, along with other alleged offenses, but they often allowed white mobs to attack the Riders without arrest or intervention. Though a number of books recount the Freedom Rides as part of the larger civil rights story, this book offers a heretofore unavailable detailed diary. In a personal essay detailing her life before and after the Freedom Rides, Silver explores what led her to join the movement and explains how, galvanized by her actions and those of her compatriots in 1961, she spent her life and career fighting for civil rights.

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