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Freedom Riders - Wikipedia


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

Freedom Rides - Black History - HISTORY.com


Over the next few months, several hundred Freedom Riders engaged in similar actions. In September 1961, the Interstate Commerce Commission issued ...

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


Freedom Riders Bus Burned near Anniston, Alabama, 1961 ... to challenge Jim Crow segregation in the South by organizing “freedom rides” through the region.

Freedom Rides of 1961 - Civil Rights Movement Veterans


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 ...

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


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.

Civil Rights Movement -- History & Timeline, 1961


[This article covers the Freedom Rides of 1961. An earlier freedom ride organized by CORE occurred in 1947. That ride, called ...

The Freedom Rides - Congress of Racial Equality

www.core-online.org/History/freedom rides.htm

In 1961 CORE undertook a new tactic aimed at desegregating public transportation throughout the south. These tactics became know as the "Freedom Rides".

Freedom Riders leave Montgomery, arrive in Jackson and arrested


The Freedom Riders arrived in Jackson peacefully on May 24, with no rabid white mobs ... Riders-an estimated 300-journeyed through southern states in 1961.

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 ...

The Freedom Riders, Then and Now | History | Smithsonian


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  ...