Test Ride on the Sunnyland Bus: A Daughter's Civil Rights Journey (Google eBook)

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U of Nebraska Press, Apr 1, 2010 - Political Science - 286 pages
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Test Ride on the Sunnyland Bus chronicles the story of an American family against the backdrop of one of the civil rights movement's lesser-known stories. In January 1957, Joseph Spagna and five other young men waited to board a city bus called the Sunnyland in Tallahassee, Florida. Their plan was simple but dangerous: ride the bus together-three blacks and three whites-get arrested, and take their case to the U.S. Supreme Court. Fifty years later Ana Maria Spagna sets off on a journey to understand what happened and why.
  

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Contents

A Highly Personal T hing
79
Fiftieth Anniversary
187
15 Every Single Day
189
16 Tarpon Springs
209
17 Not Forgotten
220
18 Heroes and Sheroes
236
19 Always Go Forward
252
No Big Deal
262
Acknowledgments
269
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Ana Maria Spagna is the author of "Test Ride on the Sunnyland Bus: A Daughter's Civil Rights Journey, " winner of the 2009 "River Teeth" Literary Nonfiction Contest, and "Now Go Home: Wilderness, Belonging, and the Crosscut Saw, " (OSU Press) named a best book of 2004 by "The Seattle Times." Her writing is widely published in journals and magazines, including "High Country News, Mountain Gazette, Oregon Quarterly, Orion, " and "Utne Reader." She lives in Stehekin, Washington. www.anamariaspagna.com