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PageTurners: Freedom Riders

In this new version of his encyclopedic Freedom Riders, Raymond Arsenault offers a significantly condensed and tautly written account. Arsenault recounts how a group of volunteers--blacks and whites--came together to travel from Washington DC through the Deep South, defying Jim Crow laws in buses and terminals and putting their lives on the line for racial justice. News photographers captured the violence in Montgomery, shocking the nation and sparking a crisis in the Kennedy administration. Here are the key players--their fears and courage, their determination and second thoughts, and the agonizing choices they faced as they took on Jim Crow--and triumphed.

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Title: 
Freedom Riders: 1961 and the struggle for racial justice
Author: 
Raymond Arsenault
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ISBN: 
9780199754311
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Date: 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
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