Cobb, Charles E., Jr. On the road to freedom; a guided tour of the Civil Rights trail.

Author:Rosser, Claire
Position:Brief article - Book review
 
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COBB, Charles E., Jr. On the road to freedom; a guided tour of the Civil Rights trail. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. 378p. illus. bibliog, index, c2008. 978-1-56512-439-4. $18.95. JSA

In his acknowledgements, Cobb says this is not meant to be "a history book in any academic sense but a story as I might tell it to you in face-to-face conversation ...." Cobb, a founding member of the National Association of Black Journalists, draws on many resources to tell this story of how African Americans traveled on the road to their freedom, where they stopped, and what happened in specific places. Some is background to the Civil Rights Movement: where slaves were sold ("1315 Duke Street in...

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