🏆 2022 BIBA® Non-Fiction: Travel Winner!
The US civil rights movement was one of the most important and patriotic eras in US history. Travel to experience and understand this consequential period is both rewarding and challenging.
Planning this journey isn’t easy. The distances to and between the places where this history happened are long. Travelers also must know when relevant museums, historic homes and churches, and other places of interest are open and when making appointments to visit are a must.
Traveling Freedom’s Road: A Guide to Our Civil Rights History makes this memorable journey easier and more meaningful. Not only are readers provided with comprehensive planning information on destination cities where this history occurred but they also benefit from narratives related to the people who made the civil rights movement one of the highest expressions of faith in our founding principles.
The book consistently shines a spotlight on many less well-known individuals, especially women, whose bravery prompted important change. Engaging sidebars throughout the book inform readers about topics like the inspirational work of Edna Griffin, Modjeska Simkins, Ella Baker, and many others and the shameful act of racial discrimination that led singer Sam Cooke to write “A Change is Gonna Come.”
Written with precision and passion to make it a book for any reader, whether they choose to travel or opt to experience this history from their armchair, Traveling Freedom’s Road: A Guide to Exploring Our Civil Rights History is comprehensive, current, and compelling.