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092    BIO|bPERSON 
100 1  Person, Charles,|eauthor. 
245 10 Buses are a comin' :|bmemoir of a freedom rider /|cCharles
       Person, with Richard Rooker. 
246 3  Buses are coming 
250    First edition. 
264  1 New York :|bSt. Martin's Press,|c2021. 
300    x, 294 pages :|billustrations ;|c22 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-284) and 
520    "A firsthand exploration of the cost of boarding the bus 
       of change to move America forward--written by one of the 
       Civil Rights Movement's pioneers. At 18, Charles Person 
       was the youngest of the original Freedom Riders, key 
       figures in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement who left 
       Washington, D.C. by bus in 1961, headed for New Orleans. 
       This purposeful mix of black and white, male and female 
       activists--including future Congressman John Lewis, 
       Congress of Racial Equality Director James Farmer, 
       Reverend Benjamin Elton Cox, journalist and pacifist James
       Peck, and CORE field secretary Genevieve Hughes--set out 
       to discover whether America would abide by a Supreme Court
       decision that ruled segregation unconstitutional in bus 
       depots, waiting areas, restaurants, and restrooms 
       nationwide. The Freedom Riders found their answer. No. 
       Southern states would continue to disregard federal law 
       and use violence to enforce racial segregation. One bus 
       was burned to a shell; the second, which Charles rode, was
       set upon by a mob that beat the Riders nearly to death. 
       Buses Are a Comin' provides a front-row view of the 
       struggle to belong in America, as Charles leads his 
       colleagues off the bus, into the station, into the mob, 
       and into history to help defeat segregation's violent grip
       on African American lives. It is also a challenge from a 
       teenager of a previous era to the young people of today: 
       become agents of transformation. Stand firm. Create a more
       just and moral country where students have a voice, youth 
       can make a difference, and everyone belongs"--|cProvided 
       by publisher. 
600 10 Person, Charles. 
650  0 Freedom Rides, 1961. 
650  0 African American civil rights workers|vBiography. 
650  0 African Americans|xCivil rights|xHistory. 
650  0 Segregation|zUnited States. 
655  7 Autobiographies.|2lcgft 
700 1  Rooker, Richard,|eauthor. 
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