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Walking For Freedom: The Montgomery Bus Boycott
Introduction By Alex Haley, General Editor
Sit down. Stand up. No one likes to be told what to do. Move over there. Come here. Commands have a way of stinging like bees. Sometimes their stings are poisonous. Whites only. Get out of that seat. Segregation was a poisoned command. It was a set of laws and customs that kept black people and white people apart.
But not just apart. Segregation gave white people the best schools. It gave them the best parks and libraries. It gave them the best seats on a bus or a train. It gave black people nothing. Instead it threatened them with jail or violence whenever a command was questioned.
The story you are about to read is about what happens when a community of people say, "Enough." Enough unfairness. Enough segregation. Enough and no more. It's a story of how a community's courage and determination can rob the bee of its sting. ~ Alex Haley.
(The above Foreword by Alex Haley is presented under the Creative Commons License. © 1993 Dialogue Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.)
Walking For Freedom: The Montgomery Bus Boycott • Reviews
"This book is absolutely wonderful!! :-) I love it. Walking For Freedom really gives you useful information on events leading to the boycott and what it was like for the people. You get a clear understanding of how harsh whites were to blacks and how these brave people like Jo Ann Robinson came up with ideas to end segregation." - Boston, Massachusetts.
"Walking For Freedom is a non-fiction book telling the story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, starting with Jo Ann Robinson who sat in a seat reserved for whites, continuing with the story of Claudette Clovin who refused to give up her seat, and Rosa Parks, who had enough gumption to be one who took her experience to fight for change." - Pulaski, Illinois.
"For those of us who never actually got to study the 1960s in school, this illustrated children's history book is an excellent primer to what really happened. Walking For Freedom: The Montgomery Bus Boycott is absolutely awe-inspiring." - Waco, Texas.
"Walking For Freedom is a good beginning book about the Montgomery Bus Boycott that charged the nation for the height of the Civil Rights movement. It also covers how many others in the black community contributed by boycotting the Montgomery bus system for 13 months before the U.S. Supreme court ruled against segregation on the public transportation services." - Clover, South Carolina.
"Walking For Freedom recounts Rosa Parks's arrest for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white rider—and how the news mobilized local African Americans, culminating in the Montgomery bus boycott." - Cambium Learning.