In the segregated Deep South when lynching and Klansmen and Jim Crow laws ruled, there stood a line of foot soldiers ready to sacrifice their lives for the right to vote, to enter rooms marked “White Only” and to live with simple dignity. They were called Freedom Riders and Thomas M. Armstrong was one of them. The book, ‘Autobiography of a Freedom Rider: My Life as a Foot Soldier for Civil Rights’, is about his story as well as a look ahead at the work still to be done.
The Freedom Rides of 1961 signified one of the most historic events in the Civil Rights Movement and now, 50 years later, one of the riders who defied segregation laws in a bus terminal breaks his silence. This book is an inspiring memoir that illuminates a shockingly dark era of U.S. history while celebrating the everyday heroes who lifted the veil of oppression for generations to come.
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