Beyond the Burning Bus: The Civil Rights Revolution in a Southern Town

Beyond the Burning Bus: The Civil Rights Revolution in a Southern Town

5.0 2
by Phil Noble
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Anniston, Alabama, is a small industrial city between Birmingham and Atlanta. In 1961, the city's potential for race-related violence was revealed when the Ku Klux Klan firebombed a Freedom Riders bus. In response to that incident a few black and white leaders in Anniston took a progressive view that desegregation was inevitable and that it was better to unite the

Overview

Anniston, Alabama, is a small industrial city between Birmingham and Atlanta. In 1961, the city's potential for race-related violence was revealed when the Ku Klux Klan firebombed a Freedom Riders bus. In response to that incident a few black and white leaders in Anniston took a progressive view that desegregation was inevitable and that it was better to unite the community than to divide it. Retired minister Phil Noble recounts the decision to form the biracial Human Relations Council, which he chaired. Includes period photos.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012658425
Publisher:
NewSouth, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/16/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
168
File size:
776 KB

Meet the Author

The Reverend J. Phillips Noble grew up in Learned, Mississippi. After graduating from King College in Bristol, Tennessee, and Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia, he was ordained a Presbyterian minister. He completed graduate work in Edinburgh, Scotland, and Cambridge University in England. From 1956-1971, Noble was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Anniston, Alabama, where the events described in this book took place. Over his career, he also served pastorates in Georgia and South Carolina, the last of which was Charleston’s historic First (Scots) Presbyterian Church. Noble was also Co-President of the Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church, USA. He has traveled extensively on six continents. Noble is married to Betty Pope Scott. They have three children (Betty, Phil, Jr., and Scott) and two grandchildren. He is retired and living in Decatur, Georgia. He is also the author of Getting Beyond Tragedy (2006).

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Beyond the Burning Bus: The Civil Rights Revolution in a Southern Town 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book gives a grass roots story of the civil rights movement in a southern time during the 1960s. A reviewer from the educational radio rated it the best book on the civil rights revolution because it was relatively brief and had a positive note. It is a success story of the handling of racial issues in the South during the turbulent 1960. So novel was the cities appointment of a biracial human relations council that President Kennedy cited it as a model of all southern towns. It is unique also in that it is written by a white southerner as he experinced the dangers and threats of the Ku Klux Klan. It has the endorsement of the former Governor of Mississippi, William Winter and former Ambassotor of the United Nations, Andrew Young. Among other reviews it had been reviewed in the magazine of the Cambridge Society of Cambridge University. It was nominated for the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. It is a splendid and informative book about the Civil Right struggle.
jerseytall More than 1 year ago
Outstanding!