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Aptheker, Herbert, 1915-2003. Riding to Freedom

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09643.11 Author/Creator: Aptheker, Herbert, 1915-2003. Place Written: New York, New York Type: Pamphlet Date: 1961 Pagination: 1 v. : 15 p. ; 19.6 x 13.6 cm.

Summary of Content: This pamphlet contains two small essays by the authors. The firs essay is titled Riding to freedom and is by Aptheker. This essay is a response to the crackdown on protesters in Alabama. The second essay by Jackson, is titled What Must be Done, and is a call to support the protesters in the effort in the south.

People: Aptheker, Herbert, 1915-2003
Jackson, James E., 1915-2007

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: Civil RightsCivil Rights Movement

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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