The Freedom Rides, 1st Edition

  • Anne Wallace Sharp
  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 142050908X
  • ISBN-13: 9781420509083
  • DDC: 323.1196
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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In this new addition to the Lucent Library of Black History, author Anne Wallace Sharp describes the events that led up to and followed the historic Freedom Rides of 1961. The experiences of African Americans in the Jim Crow South, the stark inequality enforced with segregation laws, and the struggles of the budding civil rights movement are all discussed. Sharp recounts the experiences shared by the Freedom Riders as they faced oppression and violence, and describes how this event changed the course of American history.

Features and Benefits

  • Each chapter contains sidebars that highlight relevant personalities and events.
  • Numerous photos and illustrations help illuminate and support the text.
  • Complete documentation of all quotes and annotated bibliographies enhance the value of these books as a research tool for students.