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Breach of peace : portraits of the 1961 Mississippi freedom riders / Eric Etheridge ; preface by Roger Wilkins ; foreword by Diane McWhorter.

Author/Creator:
Etheridge, Eric author.
Publication:
Nashville, TN : Vanderbilt University Press, 2018.
Format/Description:
Book
xxiv, 240 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 31 cm
Edition:
Expanded edition.
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Subjects:
Freedom Rides (1961).
Freedom Rides, 1961.
African American civil rights workers -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights workers -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Segregation -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Segregation in transportation -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights movements -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Mississippi -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
African American civil rights workers.
African Americans -- Civil rights.
African Americans -- Segregation.
Civil rights movements.
Civil rights workers.
Race relations.
Segregation in transportation.
Mississippi.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
This book includes the mug shots of all 329 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson, Mississippi, along with contemporary portraits of 99 Riders, supplemented by interviews and brief bios. In the spring and summer of 1961, several hundred Americans--black and white, male and female--entered Southern bus and train stations to challenge the segregated waiting rooms, lunch counters, and bathrooms. The Supreme Court had ruled that such segregation was illegal, and the Riders were trying to make the federal government enforce that decision.
Notes:
Includes index.
Contributor:
Wilkins, Roger W., 1932-2017, writer of preface.
McWhorter, Diane, writer of foreword.
ISBN:
9780826521903
0826521908
OCLC:
1000527050