Autobiography of a Freedom Rider: My Life as a Foot Soldier by Natalie Bell, Thomas M. Armstrong

By Natalie Bell, Thomas M. Armstrong

In the Segregated Deep South, whilst Lynching and Klansmen and Jim Crow legislation governed, there stood a line of foot infantrymen able to sacrifice their lives for the ideal to vote, to go into rooms marked 'White Only,' and to dwell with uncomplicated dignity. They have been known as Freedom Riders, and Thomas M. Armstrong used to be one in all them. this can be his story.

Autobiography of a Freedom Rider info Armstrong's burning have to create social switch for his fellow black voters. This richly woven memoir, which lines again to his great-grandparents as freed slaves, examines the historical past of the Civil Rights stream, the devastating own repercussions Armstrong persevered for being a champion of these rights, the candy style of innovative development long ago fifty years, and a glance forward on the paintings nonetheless to be done.

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