Freedom Riders were civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the
segregated southern United States in 1961 and following years to challenge the
Over the next few months, several hundred Freedom Riders engaged in similar
actions. In September 1961, the Interstate Commerce Commission issued ...
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 ...
During the spring of 1961, student activists from the Congress of Racial Equality (
CORE) launched the Freedom Rides to challenge segregation on interstate ...
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
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
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May 26, 2015 ... On December 5, 1960, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that racial segregation in
public transportation was illegal. The case was Boynton versus ...
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 ...
Sep 9, 2011 ... Freedom Riders end racial segregation in Southern U.S. public .... as a great
success during its time, it inspired the 1961 Freedom Rides that ...
FREEDOM RIDERS were African American and white protesters, many
associated with the Congress of Racial Equality. In 1961, the Freedom Riders