Daybreak of Freedom: The Montgomery Bus Boycott


9780807823606In Daybreak of Freedom, Stewart Burns presents a documentary history of the boycott. Using an array of more than one hundred original documents, he crafts a comprehensive account of this celebrated year-long protest of racial segregation.

Daybreak of Freedom reverberates with the voices of those closest to the bus boycott, ranging from King and his inner circle, to Jo Ann Robinson and other women leaders who started the protest, to the maids, cooks, and other ‘foot soldiers’ who carried out the struggle.

Credit: By Stewart Burns. Published by the University of North Carolina Press, 1997.