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Buses are a comin' : memoir of a freedom rider, Charles Person, with Richard Rooker

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, with Richard Rooker
Title variation
Buses are coming
Creator
Contributor
Author
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-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. 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"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Person, Charles
Dewey number
  • 323.092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.61
LC item number
.P465 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rooker, Richard
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Person, Charles
  • Freedom Rides, 1961
  • African American civil rights workers
  • African Americans
  • Segregation
  • HISTORY / United States / General
Target audience
adult
Label
Buses are a comin' : memoir of a freedom rider, Charles Person, with Richard Rooker
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
  • 31223131868599
  • 31223131868581
  • 31223131868573
  • 31223131868607
  • 31223131868565
  • 31223131868714
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: A mother's arms -- Life in the bottom -- Awakenings -- Do something -- The leader of the pack -- Man of Morehouse -- On my way -- Those who came before -- Training in Washington, D.C. -- First days -- Shoe-in -- Trouble comes a-calling -- Home in Atlanta -- Mother's day -- Mother's day, part II -- The day after -- Resolution -- Aftermath -- Epilogue: The cost of the ticket
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 294 pages
Isbn
9781250274199
Lccn
2020048562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1151074181
Label
Buses are a comin' : memoir of a freedom rider, Charles Person, with Richard Rooker
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
  • 31223131868599
  • 31223131868581
  • 31223131868573
  • 31223131868607
  • 31223131868565
  • 31223131868714
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: A mother's arms -- Life in the bottom -- Awakenings -- Do something -- The leader of the pack -- Man of Morehouse -- On my way -- Those who came before -- Training in Washington, D.C. -- First days -- Shoe-in -- Trouble comes a-calling -- Home in Atlanta -- Mother's day -- Mother's day, part II -- The day after -- Resolution -- Aftermath -- Epilogue: The cost of the ticket
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 294 pages
Isbn
9781250274199
Lccn
2020048562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1151074181

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