Miles to Go for Freedom by Linda Barrett Osborne


Miles to Go for Freedom by Linda Barrett Osborne

This book chronicles the lives of Black Americans from the years 1896 until 1954. It discusses the forces leading to legal segregation; specific segregation laws, federal policy and segregation on a national level; and, early efforts to achieve civil rights. Through photographs and other images, primary sources, and first person accounts, it also looks at the impact of legal segregation on day-to-day life for both black and white Americans, across the country, not just the South and North, particularly from a young person's point of view. The book is distinguished by the Library of Congress' involvement and is a companion of sorts to Linda's previous book Travelling the Freedom Road , which looked at the lives of black Americans from 1800 to 1877. The book includes a timeline, bibliography, and an index.

About the Author

Linda Osborne is a senior writer and editor for The Library of Congress and is the author of TRAVELLING THE FREEDOM ROAD.

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128 pages


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Publication date

1st January 2012



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