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Fiction/Biography Profile
Genre
NonFiction
Historical
Sociological
Topics
Freedom riders
Civil rights workers
Civil rights movement
African Americans
Race relations
Segregation
Sociology
Social conditions
Social justice
Black history
American history
Interviews
Setting
Mississippi - South (U.S.)
- South (U.S.)
- United States
Time Period
1961 -- 20th century
Large Cover Image
Summary
In the spring and summer of 1961, several hundred Americans - black and white, male and female - converged on Jackson, Mississippi, to challenge the state segregation laws. The Freedom Riders, as they came to be known, were determined to open up the South to civil rights. Over 300 were arrested and convicted of 'breaching of the peace'. The name, mug shot and other personal details of each arrested Freedom Rider were duly recorded and saved. Collected here is a richly illustrated book book featuring contemporary photos and interviews alongside the mug shots.
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Book
2008

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