On the Road to Freedom: A Guided Tour of the Civil Rights Trail

On the Road to Freedom A Guided Tour of the Civil Rights Trail This in depth look at the civil rights movement goes to the places where pioneers of the movement marched sat in at lunch counters gathered in churches where they spoke taught and organized where

  • Title: On the Road to Freedom: A Guided Tour of the Civil Rights Trail
  • Author: Charles E. Cobb Jr.
  • ISBN: 9781565124394
  • Page: 308
  • Format: Paperback
  • This in depth look at the civil rights movement goes to the places where pioneers of the movement marched, sat in at lunch counters, gathered in churches where they spoke, taught, and organized where they were arrested, where they lost their lives, and where they triumphed Award winning journalist Charles E Cobb Jr a former organizer and field secretary for SNCC StuThis in depth look at the civil rights movement goes to the places where pioneers of the movement marched, sat in at lunch counters, gathered in churches where they spoke, taught, and organized where they were arrested, where they lost their lives, and where they triumphed Award winning journalist Charles E Cobb Jr a former organizer and field secretary for SNCC Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee , knows the journey intimately He guides us through Washington, D.C Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee, back to the real grassroots of the movement He pays tribute not only to the men and women etched into our national memory but to local people whose seemingly small contributions made an impact We go inside the organizations that framed the movement, travel on the Freedom Rides of 1961, and hear first person accounts about the events that inspired Brown vs Board of Education An essential piece of American history, this is also a useful travel guide with maps, photographs, and sidebars of background history, newspaper coverage, and firsthand interviews.

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    1. Like some others who have reviewed this book, I am currently driving around the South and am using it as a travel guide. It is perfect! Because it is arranged geographically, I can easily look up where I am (in Nashville at the moment) and read the civil rights history of that place. Better than that, it points me to locations to visit that aren't in any other guide book. And even better again, it gives you enough civil rights history to provide good context for what you are seeing. I can't reco [...]

    2. What I like best about this book is the effort Cobb makes to discuss lesser-known figures in the Movement. A thorough discussion that gives so much insight to an important subject in our nation's history.

    3. Arranged by state and geographic locations within, instead of by time, this book is very helpful for the Deep South trip I am planning. And the many photographs and letters and quotes set in separate boxes were also interesting, bringing the people and events into better focus for me.

    4. This book is fantastic. It's a travel book and a history book at the same time. It takes each southern state chapter-by-chapter and focuses on the history of various places that you can visit that were significant to the civil rights movement. Everyone should be warned that there is a lot of history in this book. There's more history than there is the typical travel book kind of stuff. I really enjoyed that because not only do I enjoy history, but I think understanding the history of these vario [...]

    5. How ironic that I was reading this book at the time of the shooting in the AME Episcopal Church in Charleston. In fact, I had finished the chapter that included this historic church the night before the news broke. I thought I was reading a history book, but, no, it seems the hate never ends.This guidebook is a read in itself, without having to travel. It brings a perspective to the Civil Rights Movement sites from someone who lived the struggle. There are very specific directions and addresses [...]

    6. I read this as a history book, but it doesn't measure up to civil rights history books. That's not its intended purpose however. It performs much better as a guide book for anyone touring significant civil rights landmarks across the South. I hope to have the chance to take a road trip a across the South and use it for its intended purpose, pointing me to many lesser known but remarkably important, inspiring places and weaving them into the broader civil rights movement.

    7. What an excellent book. The descriptions made you feel as if you were there. The writing was excellent and you can tell he used credible sources. I learned so much reading this book. He takes each state and lists all of the areas that are important, why they are important, and why you should see it.

    8. This is really a great book! More interesting than a history book and organized by location for travel. I will use parts of this with my students when reading To Kill a Mockingbird and Mississippi Trial, 1955 to make things real for them!

    9. takes a location based tour of the civil rights movement. interesting. a lot of stuff that i did not know and i appreciated the location based direction of it, because you could place things in your head and visualize it all more.

    10. A good bur disturbing book. It really was travel guide format, more than I would've thought, but well written for that.

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