Weary Feet, Rested Souls: A Guided History of the Civil Rights Movement Paperback – 17 Feb 1999
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No other book on the movement offers a better 'sense of place, ' and Weary Feet will allow you to follow in the footsteps of movement marchers all the way from Arkansas to North Carolina. Weary Feet is a moving and accurate guide, and an invaluable contribution to civil rights history. --David J. Garrow, author of Bearing the Cross"
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Thirty years after the Civil Rights Movement transformed America, Weary Feet, Rested Souls brings the landscape of this compelling period of history back to life. Logging 30,000 miles of research and more than 100 hours of interviews with Civil Rights veterans, Townsend Davis has written both a history of the struggle and an indispensable traveler's guidebook to civil rights in the Deep South.See all Product Description
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The directions given generally get you right to the door or site you are looking for, even if that site has disappeared over the years and only rubble or an empty lot remains.
There is a lot of detailed information in the book that doesn't seem important until you pull up in front of whereever they are talking about. For example, when you swing around the corner to the location of the funeral home where Emmett Till's body was taken too, you could actually see the same clock above the garage that was shown in a 35 year old picture. In another place, the book pointed out the Neshoba County murder victims worked in an upstairs office on a certain corner in Meridian and the sign shown in the picture is on display in a state museum in Jackson. If you visited both locations, those details were right there plain as day in front of you! This is better than one of the old Fodor's tour books!
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