On the Road to Freedom : A Guided Tour of the Civil Rights Trail

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-15
  • Publisher: Workman Pub Co

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This in-depth look at the civil rights movement goes to the places where pioneers of the movement marched, sat-in at lunch counters, gathered in churches; where they spoke, taught, and organized; where they were arrested, where they lost their lives, and where they triumphed. Award-winning journalist Charles E. Cobb Jr., a former organizer and field secretary for SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), knows the journey intimately. He guides us through Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee, back to the real grassroots of the movement. He pays tribute not only to the men and women etched into our national memory but to local people whose seemingly small contributions made an impact. We go inside the organizations that framed the movement, travel on the "Freedom Rides" of 1961, and hear first-person accounts about the events that inspired Brown vs. Board of Education. An essential piece of American history, this is also a useful travel guide with maps, photographs, and sidebars of background history, newspaper coverage, and firsthand interviews.

Table of Contents

Author's Note
My Country 'Tis of Thee: Washington, D.C.p. 1
Up South: Annapolis, Cambridge, and Baltimore, Marylandp. 33
Don't Carry Me Back: Arlington and Alexandria, Richmond, Hampton, Farmville, and Danville, Virginiap. 59
More Than a Hamburger: Greensboro, Raleigh, and Durham, North Carolinap. 89
I'll Overcome: Charleston, Columbia, Rock Hill, Orangeburg, and Clarendon County, South Carolinap. 115
... On My Mind: Atlanta, Albany, and Savannah, Georgiap. 153
Look Backward, Move Forward: Montgomery, Selma, Lowndes County, Perry County, and Birmingham, Alabamap. 201
Don't Know How We Were So Brave: Jackson, Philadelphia, McComb, Greenwood, and Ruleville, Mississippip. 259
Full Circle: Nashville, Knoxville, and Memphis, Tennesseep. 311
Epiloguep. 343
Notesp. 359
Permissions and Creditsp. 373
Indexp. 377
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