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The Resource Crossing Border Street : a civil rights memoir, Peter Jan Honigsberg

Crossing Border Street : a civil rights memoir, Peter Jan Honigsberg

Label
Crossing Border Street : a civil rights memoir
Title
Crossing Border Street
Title remainder
a civil rights memoir
Statement of responsibility
Peter Jan Honigsberg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In 1966 Peter Jan Honigsberg--a young, idealistic law student--arrived in the South to help provide legal representation for civil rights workers. Although based in New Orleans, most of his work was in the city of Bogalusa and in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. Bogalusa was the heart of the Louisiana movement and the home of one of the most formidable but little-known black organizations in the country, the Deacons for Defense and Justice, the first modern-day African American organization to carry weapons and to respond with force against the Ku Klux Klan. This riveting memoir, one of only a handful of full-length first-person accounts of the civil rights movement, is both a stirring coming-of-age story and a thrilling chronicle of a remarkable era in United States history
  • Honigsberg's engaging narrative conveys the emotions and personal dangers activists faced and examines the work of three charismatic black leaders: A. Z. Young, Robert Hicks, and Gayle Jenkins. He describes how the Deacons worked with the Bogalusa Voters League to boycott the white-owned businesses in the downtown area and to integrate the local schools, restaurants, parks, and paper mill. He also relates the story of Gary Duncan, a black man charged with battery for touching a white boy in Plaquemines Parish, the fiefdom of arch-segregationist Leander Perez. Honigsberg was part of the team that took the case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and eventually established the constitutional right to a jury trial
  • Unlike most law students, Honigsberg not only worked on legal issues, he participated directly in marches and demonstrations. His narrative includes lively first-hand accounts of his attempt--with a group of black and white demonstrators--to integrate a beach on Lake Ponchartrain, his experience of marching through hostile Ku Klux Klan territory under the eye of the National Guard, and his witnessing a prominent civil rights leader lift his car's trunk to display a cache of carbines and grenades to a station attendant who refused to fill the tank with gas
  • Honigsberg considers the impact of the change that occurred in the fall of 1967, when Martin Luther King's dream of blacks and whites working together in a cooperative partnership gave way to the new cry of "Black Power." His memoir provides a unique glimpse into the civil rights movement and those who were forever changed by its struggle for human dignity and vision of racial justice and equality
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Honigsberg, Peter Jan
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F376
LC item number
.H66 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Honigsberg, Peter Jan
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African American civil rights workers
  • Louisiana
  • Civil rights workers
  • Law students
Label
Crossing Border Street : a civil rights memoir, Peter Jan Honigsberg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-170) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 26.
  • 4.
  • First Cousins
  • p. 34.
  • 5.
  • Evenings at Cozy Corners
  • p. 45.
  • 6.
  • Stepping off the Sidelines
  • p. 51.
  • 1.
  • 7.
  • Welcome to New Orleans
  • p. 58.
  • 8.
  • Litigating the End to Segregation
  • p. 68.
  • 9.
  • Hiroshima Vigil
  • p. 80.
  • 10.
  • From the Subway to Mississippi
  • Slave Quarters on Royal Street
  • p. 89.
  • 11.
  • An
  • Unwarranted Touching
  • p. 93.
  • 12.
  • Louisiana Justice
  • p. 98.
  • 13.
  • p. 1.
  • Jailhouse Fears
  • p. 104.
  • 14.
  • Sobol v Perez
  • p. 110.
  • 15.
  • "Throw Me Something, Mister"
  • p. 119.
  • 16.
  • Unsettling Experiences
  • 2.
  • p. 126.
  • 17.
  • "We'll Bring Your Freedom Back to You"
  • p. 134.
  • 18.
  • Moving On
  • p. 149
  • Armed Escorts
  • p. 17.
  • 3.
  • Klan Violence and the Deacons
Control code
43115105
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 177 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780520221475
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99087300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Crossing Border Street : a civil rights memoir, Peter Jan Honigsberg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-170) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 26.
  • 4.
  • First Cousins
  • p. 34.
  • 5.
  • Evenings at Cozy Corners
  • p. 45.
  • 6.
  • Stepping off the Sidelines
  • p. 51.
  • 1.
  • 7.
  • Welcome to New Orleans
  • p. 58.
  • 8.
  • Litigating the End to Segregation
  • p. 68.
  • 9.
  • Hiroshima Vigil
  • p. 80.
  • 10.
  • From the Subway to Mississippi
  • Slave Quarters on Royal Street
  • p. 89.
  • 11.
  • An
  • Unwarranted Touching
  • p. 93.
  • 12.
  • Louisiana Justice
  • p. 98.
  • 13.
  • p. 1.
  • Jailhouse Fears
  • p. 104.
  • 14.
  • Sobol v Perez
  • p. 110.
  • 15.
  • "Throw Me Something, Mister"
  • p. 119.
  • 16.
  • Unsettling Experiences
  • 2.
  • p. 126.
  • 17.
  • "We'll Bring Your Freedom Back to You"
  • p. 134.
  • 18.
  • Moving On
  • p. 149
  • Armed Escorts
  • p. 17.
  • 3.
  • Klan Violence and the Deacons
Control code
43115105
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 177 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780520221475
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99087300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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