The Resource Buses are a comin' : memoir of a freedom rider, Charles Person and Richard Rooker, (electronic resource)

Buses are a comin' : memoir of a freedom rider, Charles Person and Richard Rooker, (electronic resource)

Label
Buses are a comin' : memoir of a freedom rider
Title
Buses are a comin'
Title remainder
memoir of a freedom rider
Statement of responsibility
Charles Person and Richard Rooker
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A firsthand exploration of the cost of boarding the bus of change to move America forward--written by one of the Civil Rights Movement's pioneers. At 18, Charles Person was the youngest of the original Freedom Riders, key figures in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement who left Washington, D.C. by bus in 1961, headed for New Orleans. This purposeful mix of black and white, male and female activists set out to discover whether America would abide by a Supreme Court decision that ruled segregation unconstitutional in bus depots, waiting areas, restaurants, and restrooms nationwide. The Freedom Riders found their answer. No. Southern states would continue to disregard federal law and use violence to enforce racial segregation. One bus was burned to a shell; the second, which Charles rode, was set upon by a mob that beat the Riders nearly to death. Buses Are a Comin' provides a front-row view of the struggle to belong in America, as Charles leads his colleagues off the bus, into the station, into the mob, and into history to help defeat segregation's violent grip on African American lives. It is also a challenge from a teenager of a previous era to the young people of today: become agents of transformation. Stand firm. Create a more just and moral country where students have a voice, youth can make a difference, and everyone belongs
Cataloging source
RECBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Person, Charles
Dewey number
  • 323.092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.61
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rooker, Richard
  • Recorded Books, Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Person, Charles
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / African American & Black
  • Freedom Rides, 1961
  • African American civil rights workers
  • African Americans
  • Segregation
Label
Buses are a comin' : memoir of a freedom rider, Charles Person and Richard Rooker, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=372&titleId=5442748
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781250274205
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
26ec11f7-0a9f-4287-8501-fa971a71ea50
Publisher number
EB00821645
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1162528099
Label
Buses are a comin' : memoir of a freedom rider, Charles Person and Richard Rooker, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=372&titleId=5442748
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781250274205
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
26ec11f7-0a9f-4287-8501-fa971a71ea50
Publisher number
EB00821645
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1162528099

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