Freedom Riders were civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the
segregated southern United States in 1961 and following years to challenge the
On May 4, 1961, a group of 13 African-American and white civil rights activists
launched the Freedom Rides, a series of bus trips through the American South to
On May 4, CORE Director James Farmer leads 13 Freedom Riders (7 Black, 6
white) out ... and activists from the Alabama Christian Movement for Human
Freedom Riders Bus Burned near Anniston, Alabama, 1961 ... rural southern
blacks to embrace civil disobedience as a strategy for regaining their civil rights.
Freedom Riders. The story behind a courageous band of civil rights activists
called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American
Aug 18, 1999 ... To test the president's commitment to civil rights, CORE proposed a new Journey
of Reconciliation, dubbed the "Freedom Ride." The strategy ...
Jan 12, 2006 ... In 1961, the Freedom Riders set out for the Deep South to defy Jim Crow laws
and call for change. Their efforts transformed the civil rights ...
The Freedom Rides were ﬁrst conceived in 1947 when the CORE and the ... In
the days following the incident, the riders met King and other civil rights leaders
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May 26, 2015 ... Voices of the Civil Rights Movement ... in May of 1961, the Congress of Racial
Equality launched a protest - the Freedom Rides of 1961. Civil ...