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

Person, Charles, (author.). Rooker, Richard, (author.).

Available copies

  • 12 of 16 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

1 current hold with 16 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch B PERSON PER (Text) 34207002376839 Adult Non-Fiction Biographies Available -
Fayette Co PL - Connersville 323.092 PER (Text) 39230032112268 Adult New Books Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 323.092 PER (Text) 33187004804841 Nonfiction Available -
Huntingburg PL - Huntingburg 921 PEA (Text) 39970001049617 NF Available -
Kendallville PL - Kendallville Main Branch NEW BIOGRAPHY PERSON, CHARLES MEMOIR (Text) 37516002067368 Adult New Book Shelf-Nonfiction Available -
LaGrange Co PL - LaGrange Main Library B PE (Text) 30477101489460 Adult: New Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle ON-ORDER 1/NON-FIC (Text) NCSTL9781250274199 On Order On order -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library 323.092 PERSON (Text) 39206021699887 New Materials Checked out 05/24/2021
Newton Co PL - Lake Village Memorial Township Library BIO PERSON (Text) 71561000155151 Biography Available -
North Webster Comm. PL - North Webster 323.092 PER (Text) 72436000095320 Adult nonfiction Checked out 06/02/2021
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250274199
  • ISBN: 1250274192
  • Physical Description: x, 294 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Illustrations on endpapers.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [273]-284) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Freedom Rides, 1961.
Person, Charles.
African American civil rights workers > Biography.
African Americans > Civil rights > History.
Segregation > United States.

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