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Welcome, Ta-Nehisi Coates readers!

Welcome to the blog for Breach of Peace.

Read about the 1961 Freedom Rides, how the mug shots survived and my book.

See sample pages from my book.

Buy my book at Amazon.

Read Hank Thomas on the first time he was arrested.

See a copy of the letter from the Parchman warden to Joan Mulholland’s mom.

Twenty of my new Freedom Rider portraits are now on view at the Bronx Museum of the Arts through August 11, as part of the show Road to Freedom.

Plus much much more, in the archives.


I wish I were in the Bronx this summer. This book has moved to the front of my reading list. I’m excited about receiving it from Amazon.

Posted by TA on 25 May 2010 @ 8pm

A fabulous book and a fabulous blog. My dad, a white man, was involved in a bus protest in Tallahassee in 1957, was arrested with two black men, Johnny Herndon and Leonard Speed, and they took their case to the Supreme Court on the heels of the Montgomery case … but the Court refused to hear it. My dad’s long gone, as is Mr. Speed, but Mr. Herndon still lives in Tallahassee and reminds me of the heros and she-roes in your book. My book on the whole Tallhassee incident is Test Ride on the Sunnyland Bus.

Posted by Ana Maria on 18 June 2010 @ 8pm

For anyone interested, here’s an excerpt from Test Ride on the Sunnyland Bus, with a very cool archival photo:


Posted by Ana Maria on 18 June 2010 @ 8pm