|aTwelve days in May |bFreedom Ride 1961 |cLarry Dane Brimner.
|aHonesdale, Pa. |bCalkins Creek|cc2017.
|a111 p. |bill. |c26 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 98-100) and index.
|aFor twelve history-making days in May 1961, thirteen black and white civil rights activists, also known as the Freedom Riders, traveled by bus into the South to draw attention to the unconstitutional segregation still taking place. Despite their peaceful protests, the Freedom Riders were met with increasing violence the further south they traveled.
|aFreedom Rides, 1961|vJuvenile literature.
|aCivil rights movements|zSouthern States|xHistory|y20th century|vJuvenile literature.
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Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award Winner＂An engaging and accessible account＂ for young readers about the Freedom Riders who led the landmark 1961 protests against segregation on buses (School Library Journal) 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.