Links & Resources


Breach of Peace – an online companion to Eric Etheridge’s book, Breach of Peace

Civil Rights Movement Veterans – especially the Freedom Rides section

Freedom Riders Documentary Official Site from PBS/American Experience

National Youth Summit on the Freedom Rides organized by the Smithsonian Institution and the National Endowment for the Humanities


James Farmer (1985/1998) Lay Bare the Heart: An Autobiography of the Civil Rights Movement, Texas Christian University Press.

John Lewis (1998) Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement, Simon & Schuster.

Raymond Arsenault (2006) Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice, Oxford University Press.

Eric Etheridge (2008) Breach of Peace: Portraits of the 1961 Mississippi Freedom Riders, Atlas & Co.

Andrew B. Lewis (2010) The Shadows of Youth: The Remarkable Journey of the Civil Rights Generation, Hill and Wang.