Freedom Riders were civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the
segregated southern United States in 1961 and following years to challenge the
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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 bus passengers assaulted that day were Freedom Riders, among the first of
more than 400 volunteers who traveled throughout the South on regularly ...
Freedom Riders, American civil-rights demonstrators who engaged (1961) in
nonviolent protests against segregation of public interstate buses and terminals
There was Joan Trumpauer, a nineteen-year-old secretary in Washington, D.C.
After she became a Freedom Rider, she spent months in Parchman State ...
“When we were organizing voter-registration drives, going on the Freedom Rides
, sitting in, coming here to Washington for the first time, getting arrested, going ...
Jan 13, 2012 ... Freedom Riders. In the 1950s and early '60s, blacks and whites could not sit
together, drink from the same water fountains or use the same ...
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Feb 23, 2010 ... Read more at http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/The-Freedom
-Riders.html In the spring of 1961, black and white civil rights ...
Known thereafter as the Freedom Rides, the protests galvanized national support
for civil rights reforms and compelled federal engagement in the African ...