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.Baker & Taylor
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.
An award-winning black journalist takes a pilgrimage through the sites and landmarks of the civil rights movement as he journeys to key locales that served as a backdrop to important events of the 1960s, journeying around the country to pay tribute to the people, organizations, and events that transformed America.Book News
From Washington D.C. to Memphis, Tennessee, Cobb takes readers on a journey through the civil rights movement, telling stories along the way that focus on the South and period of the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. Traveling by state, he describes specific locations in cities and towns and the stories behind them, relating how people affected change. He goes to places such as the US Capitol and National Mall, Howard U. and other colleges, historic buildings and churches, cemeteries, museums, libraries, and restaurants. Historical photos are incorporated throughout. Part of the book was previously published in AARP: The Magazine. Cobb, a writer for AllAfrica.com, originated the "Freedom School" proposal that became part of the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)Baker
An award-winning black journalist takes a pilgrimage through the sites and landmarks of the civil rights movement as he journeys to key locales that served as a backdrop to important events of the 1960s, journeying around the country to pay tribute to the people, organizations, and events that transformed America. Original.