The thunder of angels : the Montgomery bus boycott and the people who broke the back of Jim Crow
Title
The thunder of angels : the Montgomery bus boycott and the people who broke the back of Jim Crow

Author
Williams, Donnie, 1953-

ISBN
9781556525902

Edition
1st ed.

Publication Information
Chicago : Lawrence Hill Books, c2006.

Physical Description
xxiii, 293 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.

Subject Term
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- History -- 20th century.
 
Civil rights movements -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- History -- 20th century.
 
African American civil rights workers -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- Biography.
 
Boycotts -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- History -- 20th century.
 
Segregation in transportation -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- History -- 20th century.

Geographic Term
Montgomery (Ala.) -- Race relations.
 
Montgomery (Ala.) -- Biography.

Added Author
Greenhaw, Wayne, 1940-

Summary
The heroism of those involved in the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott is presented here in poignant and thorough detail. The untold stories of those, both black and white, whose lives were forever changed by the boycott are shared, along with a chilling glimpse into the world of the white council members who tried to stop them. In the end, the boycott brought Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to prominence and improved the lives of all black Americans. Bases on extensive interviews conducted over decades and culled from thousands of exclusive documents, this behind-the-scenes examination details the history of violence and abuse on the city buses. A look at Martin Luther King Jr.'s trial, an and even firsthand accounts from the segregationists who bombed the homes of some of Montgomery's most progressive ministers are included. This fast-moving story reads like a legal thriller but is based solely on documented facts and firsthand accounts presenting the compelling and never-before-told stories of the beginning of the end of segregation.,


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