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Freedom Riders... 1st-hand account... Montgomery, Alabama...

Item # 663834

May 23, 1961

THE FREE PRESS, Michigan, May 23, 1961

* Freedom Riders
* Civil rights activists
* Montgomery, Alabama

The front page has a two-column, 3-line heading: "What It's Like To Be Part of Freedom Ride", which continues on page 5 with considerable detail. Another article on the front page has: "FBI Makes 1st Arrests In Alabama", with more on page nine. Not photoed is a related article on page 11 headed: "'WE HAVE TO GET READY TO SUFFER' - King Plans to Step Up Protests of Segregation", which includes a small photo of him. The back page has: "3 PRESIDENTS SET PRECEDENT - Intervention Law Invoked Before", which also has two related photos from Montgomery, one of which is captioned: "Marshaling of the National Guardsmen in Montgomery gave these schoolgirls a rare opportunity ti be admired." An opt-ed on page 8 has: "AS WE SEE IT - Violence in Alabama Cannot Be Tolerated." Yet another article on page 14, which is also not photoed has: "Senate Rejects Civil-Rights Rider to School-Aid Bill." Collectively, these articles provide a great look back at this historic period in American history - and the Civil Rights Movement.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 40 pages, minor margin wear, binding holes down the left spine, but overall nice.

Item from Catalog 286 (released for September, 2019)...

Category: The 20th Century

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