This year is the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Riders—that line in the sand that was the beginning of the end of Jim Crow segregation. More than 400 Black and White Americans risked their lives riding buses throughout the South to challenge segregation in interstate transport in the summer of 1961. (Arsenault, Martinez)
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· Cameron Village Library, Raleigh, North Carolina
· Denver Public Library, Blair Caldwell African American Research Library
· Detroit Public Library
· Kansas City Public Library
· Lehman College, Leonard Lief Library
· Live Oak Public Libraries, Savannah, Georgia
· Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, Austin, Texas
· Nancy Carson Library, North Augusta, South Carolina
· New Orleans Public Library, African American Resource Center
· Salt Lake City Public Library
· San Diego Public Library
· San Francisco Public Library
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In addition to all of the other excellent suggestions, Rebecca Sharpless
(and I) have provided pretty accessible responses to the movie and the
Seton Hall University
Unprotected Labor: Household Workers, Politics, and Middle Class Reform in
New York 1870-1940