Weary Feet, Rested Souls: A Guided History of the Civil Rights Movement

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W. W. Norton & Company, Feb 17, 1999 - History - 432 pages

"Weary Feet, Rested Souls is a valuable and beautiful road map to a landscape we must not forget."—Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children's Defense Fund

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. Ranging from Martin Luther King, Jr.'s childhood neighborhood to Philadelphia, Mississippi, where three Civil Rights workers were murdered, to Selma and Birmingham and scores of other sites, Weary Feet, Rested Souls is a uniquely inspiring and deeply commemorative guide to the Movement and its heroes.

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What Charles Blockson did in The Hippocrene Guide to the Underground Railroad (Hippocrene, 1994) in mapping escape routes from slavery, New York City writer and lawyer Davis does for the Civil Rights ... Read full review

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Townsend Davis is a writer and lawyer living in New York City. His articles have appeared in the New Republic, the Los Angeles Times, and the Charlotte Observer.

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