In front of Speed's -- Never go back -- The Tallahassee Bus Boycott -- The acquaintance of grief -- The forgotten coast -- Something more -- Handwriting -- Herndon -- The cloven hoof -- City of hope -- Folsom -- Community care -- A real difference -- Orchard burning -- Every. Single. Day -- Tarpon Springs -- Not forgotten -- Heroes and sheroes -- Always go forward.
River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize, winner.
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Test Ride on the Sunnyland Bus chronicles the story of an American family against the backdrop of one of the civil rights movement's lesser-known stories. In January 1957, Joseph Spagna and five other young men waited to board a city bus called the Sunnyland in Tallahassee, Florida. Their plan was simple but dangerous: ride the bus togetherthree blacks and three whitesget arrested, and take their case to the U.S. Supreme Court. Fifty years later Ana Maria Spagna sets off on a journey to understand what happened and why.