Freedom Riders were civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the
segregated southern United States in 1961 and following years in order to
Over the next few months, several hundred Freedom Riders engaged in similar
actions. In September 1961, the Interstate Commerce Commission issued ...
Freedom Riders Bus Burned near Anniston, Alabama, 1961 ... to challenge Jim
Crow segregation in the South by organizing “freedom rides” through the region.
By early '61, the Rock Hill SC sit-in movement has run into a stone wall of racist
resistance, and CORE activist Tom Gaither proposes a “Freedom Ride” through ...
Aug 18, 1999 ... In 1947, the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) planned a "Journey of ... The
Freedom Ride left Washington DC on May 4, 1961.
[This article covers the Freedom Rides of 1961. An earlier freedom ride
organized by CORE occurred in 1947. That ride, called ...
In 1961 CORE undertook a new tactic aimed at desegregating public
transportation throughout the south. These tactics became know as the "Freedom
The Freedom Riders arrived in Jackson peacefully on May 24, with no rabid
white mobs ... Riders-an estimated 300-journeyed through southern states in
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 book, a collection of Etheridge's recent portraits of 80 Freedom Riders
juxtaposed with mug shots from their arrests in 1961, includes interviews with the