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ISBN13: 9780140067538
ISBN10: 0140067531
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The almost unfathomable courage and the undying faith that propelled the Civil Rights Movement are brilliantly captured in these moving personal recollections. Here are the voices of leaders and followers, of ordinary people who became extraordinary in the face of turmoil and violence. From the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1956 to the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1968, these are the peeople who fought the epic battle: Rosa Parks, Andrew Young, Ralph Abernathy, Hosea Williams, Fannie Lou Hamer, and others, both black and white, who participated in sit-ins, Freedom Rides, voter drives, and campaigns for school and university integration.

Here, too, are voices from the "Down-Home Resistance" that supported George Wallace, Bull Connor, and the "traditions" of the Old South—voices that conjure up the frightening terrain on which the battle was fought. My Soul is Rested is a powerful document of social and political history, as well as a magnificent tribute to those who made history happen.

Table of Contents


A Chronology of the Civil Rights Movement in the Deep South, 1955-68


Prelude: James Farmer

Book One: I. The Beginning

Montgomery, 1955

E.D. Nixon

Rosa L. Parks

E.D. Nixon

Bayard Rustin

Yancey Martin

T.M. Alexander, Sr.

Joseph E. Lowery

Interlude: John Lewis

II. Black Surprise

The Student Sit-Ins and the Birth of SNCC

Franklin McCain

Julian Bond and Lonnie King

John Calhoun

John Lewis

Julian Bond

Connie Curry

III: Freedom Riders

James Farmer

Hank Thomas

JOhn Lewis

James Farmer

Interlude: Ruby Hurley

IV: Alabama

The Battleground State

Part One: Birmingham

Ed Gardner

Andrew Marrisett

Abraham Wood

Fred L. Shuttlesworth

Sid Smyer

Ben Allen and Glenn V. Evans

Chuck Morgan

Chris McNair

Part Two: Selma

Albert Turner

Willie Bolden

Albert Turner

Wilson Baker

Sheyann Webb

John Lewis

Willie Bolden

Sheyann Webb

John Lewis

Julian Bond

Wilson Baker

Memories of the March

Joseph E. Lowery

Andrew Durgan

Interlude: Timothy Jenkins and Lonnie King

V. Mississippi

SNCC and the Home-Grown Heroes

Amzie Moore

Lawrence Guyot

Charles Cobb

Fannie Lou Hamer

Ivanhoe Donaldson

Hartman Turnbow

Julian Bond

Lawrence Guyot

Ruby Hurley

Dave Dennis

Mary Dora Jones

Harry Bowie

Marion Barry

Lawrence Guyot

Interlude: Dick Gregory

Book Two: I: The Down-Home Resistance

Robert Patterson

John Patterson

Sol Tepper

Bobby Shelton

J.B. Stoner

II. Higher Education

Autherine Lucy Foster

Ben Allen

Vivian Malone Jones

Hamilton Holmes

III. Lawyers and Lawmen

Nicholas Katzenbach

Elbert Tuttle

Arthur Shores

Herbert Jenkins

Everette Little

Laurie Pritchett

IV. Reporters

Eugene Patterson

Richard Valeriani

Tony Hefferman

Wendell Hoffman

Claude Sitton

Neil Maxwell

Nelson Benton

William Bradford Huie


Roy Harris and Myles Horton

V. Assorted Rebels

Nannie Washburn

Helen Bullard

Charles R. Sims

VI. Black Camelot

Andrew Young

Dorothy Cotton

Hosea Williams

Randolph Blackwell

Willie Bolden

Leon Hall

J.T. Johnson


Benjamin Mays and Martin Luther King, Sr.


Ralph David Abernathy


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I love this book! I enjoyed all of it! I had to use this book for a oral report in my class and when I started reading it, it stuck in my mind, because I felt like I was there! Great Book!
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Raines, Howell
Penguin Books
Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England ;
United States - General
Sociology - General
Civil Rights
Civil rights workers
Social conditions
Southern states
African Americans
Afro-Americans -- Southern States -- Interviews.
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
United States - State & Local - South
African Americans--Civil rights
African Americans - Southern States
African American Studies-Black Heritage
African American Studies-General
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7.62x5.10x.94 in. .74 lbs.
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