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The Resource Twelve Days in May

Twelve Days in May

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Twelve Days in May
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Twelve Days in May
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Summary
A Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award Winner On May 4, 1961, a group of thirteen black and white civil rights activists launched the Freedom Ride, aiming to challenge the practice of segregation on buses and at bus terminal facilities in the South. The Ride would last twelve days. Despite the fact that segregation on buses crossing state lines was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 1946, and segregation in interstate transportation facilities was ruled unconstitutional in 1960, these rulings were routinely ignored in the South. The thirteen Freedom Riders intended to test the laws and draw attention to the lack of enforcement with their peaceful protest. As the Riders traveled deeper into the South, they encountered increasing violence and opposition. Noted civil rights author Larry Dane Brimner relies on archival documents and rarely seen images to tell the riveting story of the little-known first days of the Freedom Ride. With author’s note, source notes, bibliography, and index
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Brimner, Larry Dane
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  • History
  • Sociology
  • Young Adult Nonfiction
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Twelve Days in May
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OVERDRIVE:1c131d63-828f-44b8-a90f-489f1c2f1e9a
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9781629799179
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optical disk
Label
Twelve Days in May
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:1c131d63-828f-44b8-a90f-489f1c2f1e9a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781629799179
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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