Freedom Riders: A Primary Source Exploration Of The Struggle For Racial Justice (We Shall Overcome)

Freedom Riders: A Primary Source Exploration Of The Struggle For Racial Justice (We Shall Overcome)

Freedom Riders: A Primary Source Exploration of the Struggle for Racial Justice (We Shall Overcome)

The Freedom Riders were a courageous group of people who decided to fight against bus segregation. They had no idea how bad it could get. But they were ready to stand up for their beliefs. Explore the points of view of the Freedom Riders and the people who opposed them through powerful primary sources and historical photos.

From School Library Journal
Gr 6 Up-First-person accounts from white and African American activists, protesters, politicians, and eyewitnesses are woven into the text of this informative series on the civil rights movement. The quotes, borrowed from newspapers, government records, interviews, and speeches, reflect a variety of viewpoints. For example, there is the vehemently pro-segregationist Governor Wallace: "I say, segregation now, segregation tomorrow, and segregation forever," as well as concerned college student and activist Diane Nash: "It was critical that the Freedom Ride not stop, that it be continued immediately." The illustrations are revelatory and sometimes chilling. One 1957 photograph shows stone-faced National Guardsmen forming a barricade with their bodies to block black teens from going to school in Little Rock, AR, while another depicts a...

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