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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


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

The Freedom Rides - Congress of Racial Equality

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

The Freedom Rides. CORE Volunteers put their lives on the Road. * * * * * * * * * * . In 1961 CORE undertook a new tactic aimed at desegregating public ...

Freedom Rides - King Institute Resources


During the spring of 1961, student activists from the Congress of Racial Equality ( CORE) launched the Freedom Rides to challenge segregation on interstate ...

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  ...

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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 ...

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 ...

Freedom Riders end racial segregation in Southern U.S. public ...


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 Rides | American civil rights movement | Britannica.com


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

Freedom Rides | New Georgia Encyclopedia


Although riders aboard the Greyhound coach suffered no ... forced the original group of Freedom Riders to suspend their journey. ... unprotected when they entered Montgomery on May 20, 1961.

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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 ...

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 ...