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The Resource Freedom rider diary : smuggled notes from Parchman Prison, Carol Ruth Silver

Freedom rider diary : smuggled notes from Parchman Prison, Carol Ruth Silver

Label
Freedom rider diary : smuggled notes from Parchman Prison
Title
Freedom rider diary
Title remainder
smuggled notes from Parchman Prison
Statement of responsibility
Carol Ruth Silver
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Arrested as a Freedom Rider in June of 1961, Carol Ruth Silver, a twenty-two-year-old recent college graduate originally from Massachusetts, spent the next forty days in Mississippi jail cells, including the Maximum Security Unit at the infamous Parchman Prison Farm. She chronicled the events and her experiences on hidden scraps of paper which amazingly she was able to smuggle out. These raw written scraps she fashioned into a manuscript, which has waited, unread for more than fifty years. Freedom Riders were civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated southern United States in 1961 to test the United States Supreme Court rulings outlawing segregation in interstate bus and terminal facilities. Brutality and arrests inflicted on the Riders called national attention to the disregard for federal law and the local violence used to enforce segregation in the southern United States. Police arrested Riders for trespassing, unlawful assembly, and violating state and local Jim Crow laws, along with other alleged offenses, but they often allowed white mobs to attack the Riders without arrest or intervention. Though a number of books recount the Freedom Rides as part of the larger civil rights story, this book offers a heretofore unavailable detailed diary. In a personal essay detailing her life before and after the Freedom Rides, Silver explores what led her to join the movement and explains how, galvanized by her actions and those of her compatriots in 1961, she spent her life and career fighting for civil rights
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Silver, Carol Ruth
Dewey number
323.1196/0730750904
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.61
LC item number
.S579 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Willie Morris books in memoir and biography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Silver, Carol Ruth
  • Freedom Rides, 1961
  • Women civil rights workers
  • African Americans
  • African American civil rights workers
  • Civil rights workers
  • Civil rights movements
  • Southern States
  • Silver, Carol Ruth
  • Freedom Rides (1961)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • African American civil rights workers
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Civil rights workers
  • Race relations
  • Women civil rights workers
  • Southern States
  • United States
Label
Freedom rider diary : smuggled notes from Parchman Prison, Carol Ruth Silver
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Raymond Arsenault -- New York -- Traveling south -- The crime -- Justice -- Hinds County Jail -- The boys go to Parchman -- Maximum security unit -- Parchman continued -- Out! -- And off -- And back -- Events -- "Comes now the defendant ..." -- Afterword / Cherie A. Gaines -- Claude Albert Liggins, freedom rider -- Autobiographical notes / Carol Ruth Silver -- Chapter notes -- Suggested additional readings and documentary films
Control code
861966518
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 188 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781621039792
Lccn
2013043446
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt2n6rnb
  • 2e1a27b3-a91c-4b93-aeff-a4c40fa4bcdd
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861966518
Label
Freedom rider diary : smuggled notes from Parchman Prison, Carol Ruth Silver
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Raymond Arsenault -- New York -- Traveling south -- The crime -- Justice -- Hinds County Jail -- The boys go to Parchman -- Maximum security unit -- Parchman continued -- Out! -- And off -- And back -- Events -- "Comes now the defendant ..." -- Afterword / Cherie A. Gaines -- Claude Albert Liggins, freedom rider -- Autobiographical notes / Carol Ruth Silver -- Chapter notes -- Suggested additional readings and documentary films
Control code
861966518
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 188 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781621039792
Lccn
2013043446
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt2n6rnb
  • 2e1a27b3-a91c-4b93-aeff-a4c40fa4bcdd
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861966518

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