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)

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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
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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--including future Congressman John Lewis, Congress of Racial Equality Director James Farmer, Reverend Benjamin Elton Cox, journalist and pacifist James Peck, and CORE field secretary Genevieve Hughes--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.Two buses proceeded through Virginia, North and South Carolina, to Georgia where they were greeted by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and finally to Alabama. There, 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, its riders narrowly escaping; the second, which Charles rode, was set upon by a mob that beat several riders nearly to death.Buses Are a Comin' provides a front-row view of the struggle to belong in America, as Charles Person accompanies 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.A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press"Shot through with vivid details of beatdowns, arrests, and awe-inspiring bravery, this inspirational account captures the magnitude of what the early civil rights movement was up against." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review"A vital story, this memoir is also an instructive gift to future generations fighting for change." -- Kirkus, starred review
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TEFOD
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Person, Charles
Dewey number
323.092
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LC call number
E185.61
Literary text for sound recordings
  • autobiography
  • history
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PerformerNote
Read by Landon Woodson
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  • Woodson, Landon
  • Rooker, Richard
  • Recorded Books, Inc
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  • Person, Charles
  • Freedom Rides, 1961
  • African American civil rights workers
  • African Americans
  • Segregation
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Label
Buses are a comin' : memoir of a freedom rider, Charles Person and Richard Rooker, (electronic resource)
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=372&titleId=5462419
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spoken word
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (10 hr., 09 min., 54 sec.))
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online
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9781250789921
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other
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(OCoLC)1248732230
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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=5462419
Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (10 hr., 09 min., 54 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781250789921
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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digital
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4fa5a8b7-1dc4-4ad8-9691-7f826a0218cd
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not applicable
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unknown
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
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(OCoLC)1248732230
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not applicable
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