Error loading page.
Try refreshing the page. If that doesn't work, there may be a network issue, and you can use our self test page to see what's preventing the page from loading.
Learn more about possible network issues or contact support for more help.

Twelve Days in May

ebook
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.

Expand title description text
Publisher: Boyds Mills
Awards:

Kindle Book

  • Release date: November 7, 2017

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781629799179
  • File size: 6281 KB
  • Release date: November 7, 2017

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9781629799179
  • File size: 6380 KB
  • Release date: November 7, 2017

Loading
Loading

Formats

Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB ebook

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:7
Lexile® Measure:1080
Interest Level:4-8(MG)
Text Difficulty:5

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.

Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    Boyds Mills

    Awards:

    Kindle Book
    Release date: November 7, 2017

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781629799179
    File size: 6281 KB
    Release date: November 7, 2017

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9781629799179
    File size: 6380 KB
    Release date: November 7, 2017

  • Creators
  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS Level: 7
    Lexile® Measure: 1080
    Interest Level: 4-8(MG)
    Text Difficulty: 5
  • Reviews
    Loading
    Loading