GOLD AWARD: On The Road to Freedom, a civil rights trail

GOLD AWARD: On The Road to Freedom, a civil rights trail

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Aired on January 6, 2013

Award BUG 2009
On the Road to Freedom cover
On the Road to Freedom cover

World Footprints will travel along The Road To Freedom with author and former civil rights activist Charlie Cobb as he introduces us to the places of the movement and the personalities who made those places historically relevant. His book titled ” On the Road to Freedom ” gives a guided tour of the Civil Rights Trail. Then meet fellow travelers Scott Hartblay and Christine Bischoff as they recount their independent journeys along the civil rights trail through Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana.  This show won a GOLD AWARD for best travel broadcast from the North American Travel Journalist Association.

The Road To Freedom is an in-depth look at the civil rights movement goes to the places where pioneers of the movement marched, sat-in at lunch counters, gathered in churches; where they spoke, taught, and organized; where they were arrested, where they lost their lives, and where they triumphed. Through the book Cobb pays tribute not only to the men and women etched into our national memory but to local people whose seemingly small contributions made an impact. We go inside the organizations that framed the movement, travel on the “Freedom Rides” of 1961, and hear first-person accounts about the events that inspired Brown vs. Board of Education . An essential piece of American history, this is also a useful travel guide with maps, photographs, and sidebars of background history, newspaper coverage, and firsthand interviews.

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