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Freedom Riders


Freedom Riders were civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated southern United States in 1961 and following years to challenge the  ...

Freedom Rides - Black History - HISTORY.com


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  ...

Freedom Rides (1961) | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed


Freedom Riders Bus Burned near Anniston, Alabama, 1961 ... rural southern blacks to embrace civil disobedience as a strategy for regaining their civil rights.

The Freedom Riders, Then and Now | History | Smithsonian


The bus passengers assaulted that day were Freedom Riders, among the first of more ... is "an amazing addition to the visual history of the civil rights movement.

Get On the Bus: The Freedom Riders of 1961 : NPR


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 ...

WGBH American Experience . Freedom Riders | PBS


The story behind a courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom ... 50 Years Later: Recreating The Rides My American Experience: Share Your ...

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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 ...

Freedom Rides - King Encyclopedia


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 in ...

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Freedom Riders, American civil-rights demonstrators who engaged (1961) in nonviolent protests against segregation of public interstate buses and terminals in ...

Freedom Ride - History Learning Site


The Freedom Ride took place in 1961. Though the Freedom Ride is well known in civil rights history, it was not the first time that segregation in transport had ...

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Freedom Rides of 1961 - Civil Rights Movement Veterans


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 Rights.

Freedom Rides | American civil rights movement | Britannica.com


In U.S. history, a series of political protests against segregation by blacks and whites who rode buses together through the American South in 1961. In 1946 the  ...

Civil Rights Movement 1955-1965: Freedom Rides - Watson.org


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 ...