Running for Freedom, 3rd edition charts the monumental struggle for African-American civil rights and the impact of that movement in transforming the American political system in the South and nationwide from 1941 to 2008.Explores the interplay between the local and the national dimensions of the civil rights story, between grassroots activists and federal officials, and between the North and SouthNew edition includes new material on the Clinton Administration, the controversial 2000 and 2004presidential elections, and the disaster that Hurricane Katrina wrought on New OrleansRight up-to-date, it also describes the rise to power of Barack Obama and the achievement of black political legitimacyIdeal for students: short, teachable, and accessibly written; visually engaging with new photographs and maps

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