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  • The Freedom Rides

    A Fight for Integration

    4 pages Topic overview

    From The Freedom Rides Lucent Library of Black History Detroit, MI: Lucent Books, 2012. 

  • The Freedom Rides

    The Ride Continues: Montgomery, Alabama

    16 pages Topic overview

    Diane Nash, the leader of the Nashville, Tennesee contingent of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), was concerned when she learned that the Freedom Ride had stopped. The Nashville activists believed...

    From The Freedom Rides Lucent Library of Black History Detroit, MI: Lucent Books, 2012. 

  • The Freedom Rides

    The Ride Gets Bumpy

    13 pages Topic overview

    Despite warnings of violence from Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights activists, the riders proceeded into the state of Alabama, heading for Birmingham. None of them anticipated the violent reception they would...

    From The Freedom Rides Lucent Library of Black History Detroit, MI: Lucent Books, 2012. 

  • The Freedom Rides

    Prelude and Beginnings of the Journey

    17 pages Topic overview

    Despite the victory in Montgomery and the success of desegregating a few public schools, the civil rights movement was still in its infancy. As the 1960s opened, nearly every southern city boasted some kind of local...

    From The Freedom Rides Lucent Library of Black History Detroit, MI: Lucent Books, 2012. 

  • The Freedom Rides

    The Jim Crow South

    15 pages Topic overview

    Slavery had been part of American life for several hundred years when the end of the Civil War in 1865 brought freedom to approximately 4 million African Americans in the South. Promised full civil rights, blacks looked...

    From The Freedom Rides Lucent Library of Black History Detroit, MI: Lucent Books, 2012. 

  • The Freedom Rides

    The Arrests

    15 pages Topic overview

    The twenty-seven riders who departed from Montgomery, Alabama, on two buses had every reason to be concerned about what would happen when they reached Mississippi. While Alabama had a long history of racial violence,...

    From The Freedom Rides Lucent Library of Black History Detroit, MI: Lucent Books, 2012. 

  • The Freedom Rides

    Impact and Reflections

    13 pages Topic overview

    By the time the Freedom Rides ended in late 1961, several hundred riders had used interstate buses to travel throughout the South. Many of these riders would continue their commitment to ending segregation by playing...

    From The Freedom Rides Lucent Library of Black History Detroit, MI: Lucent Books, 2012. 

  • James Forman and SNCC

    Life as a Snick

    12 pages Biography, Chapter

    James Forman and Robert Moses were African American elementary-school teachers from Chicago and New York, respectively. Diane Nash and Charles McDew were blacks from northern states who attended black colleges in the...

    From James Forman and SNCC Lucent Library of Black History Detroit, MI: Lucent Books, 2013. 

  • James Forman and SNCC

    Sit-Ins and SNCC

    12 pages Biography, Organization overview

    One of the demeaning effects of Jim Crow was that blacks could buy things in stores but could not purchase and eat food at the stores' lunch counters, which in that era were the most popular places to have inexpensive...

    From James Forman and SNCC Lucent Library of Black History Detroit, MI: Lucent Books, 2013. 

  • James Forman and SNCC

    Freedom Riders and James Forman

    12 pages Biography, Chapter

    Sit-in successes inspired the Congress of Racial Equality in 1961 to partner with SNCC to resurrect a civil rights tactic that CORE had first tried fifteen years earlier. On April 9, 1947, eight white and eight black men...

    From James Forman and SNCC Lucent Library of Black History Detroit, MI: Lucent Books, 2013. 

  • James Forman and SNCC

    Selma, Alabama, and Sammy Younge Jr.

    12 pages Biography, Event overview, Chapter

    In November 1962, SNCC field secretary Bernard Lafayette Jr. asked James Forman for his own voter registration project. Forman said the only community open was Selma, Alabama, a town of about thirty thousand people....

    From James Forman and SNCC Lucent Library of Black History Detroit, MI: Lucent Books, 2013. 

  • James Forman and SNCC

    SNCC and Voter Registration

    13 pages Biography, Chapter

    The right to vote was the most powerful right southern whites denied African Americans because being able to vote would give them the political power they needed to be treated equally. The Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S....

    From James Forman and SNCC Lucent Library of Black History Detroit, MI: Lucent Books, 2013. 

  • Landmarks in African American History

    Education for Blacks

    13 pages Topic overview

    The Wye House in Talbot County, Maryland, is a large home built in 1781 that was once the center of a slave plantation encompassing 42,000 acres (16,997ha). It is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and is...

    From Landmarks in African American History Lucent Library of Black History Detroit, MI: Lucent Books, 2013. 

  • Landmarks in African American History

    African American Achievers

    14 pages Excerpt, Topic overview

    British colonists justified enslaving blacks in the seventeenth century by claiming they were inferior to whites mentally, emotionally, and physically. It did not take long, however, before slaves like Phillis Wheatley...

    From Landmarks in African American History Lucent Library of Black History Detroit, MI: Lucent Books, 2013. 

  • Landmarks in African American History

    The Civil War

    13 pages Excerpt, Landmark overview

    The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., is a dramatic landmark honoring the person many historians believe was the nation's greatest president. Built in the style of a Greek temple, the monument on the National Mall...

    From Landmarks in African American History Lucent Library of Black History Detroit, MI: Lucent Books, 2013. 

  • Landmarks in African American History

    The Slavery Era

    14 pages Excerpt, Landmark overview

    The Cape Coast Castle in Ghana, located on coast of the Atlantic Ocean in Cape Coast, is a huge, fortress-like structure with towering, whitewashed walls. It was built by Europeans, who used it from the sixteenth to the...

    From Landmarks in African American History Lucent Library of Black History Detroit, MI: Lucent Books, 2013. 

  • Landmarks in African American History

    The Civil Rights Movement

    14 pages Excerpt, Topic overview

    After the Civil War, Republicans who controlled Congress proposed and states ratified three amendments to the U.S. Constitution to ensure that freed slaves would be treated equally with whites. The Thirteenth Amendment...

    From Landmarks in African American History Lucent Library of Black History Detroit, MI: Lucent Books, 2013. 

  • Landmarks in African American History

    African Americans Resist Slavery

    14 pages Excerpt, Topic overview

    For nearly 250 years, millions of African Americans lived as slaves. Racists sometimes claim that slavery would not have lasted so long if blacks had not willingly accepted the bondage whites imposed on them. Historical...

    From Landmarks in African American History Lucent Library of Black History Detroit, MI: Lucent Books, 2013. 

  • Women Civil Rights Leaders

    The Women of the Montgomery Bus Boycott

    14 pages Biography, Event overview

    While African Americans suffered discrimination in many aspects of segregated southern society, one of the most observable and humiliating forms of discrimination occurred on city buses. Blacks were treated like...

    From Women Civil Rights Leaders Lucent Library of Black History Detroit, MI: Lucent Books, 2013. 

  • Women Civil Rights Leaders

    Daisy Bates and School Desegregation

    13 pages Topic overview, Biography

    School segregation was a matter of great concern for civil rights activists. In the late nineteenth century, the Supreme Court ruled that as long as schools provided equality in education, separate schools for the races...

    From Women Civil Rights Leaders Lucent Library of Black History Detroit, MI: Lucent Books, 2013.