Freedom Riders were civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the
segregated southern United States in 1961 and following years to challenge the
On May 4, 1961, a group of 13 African-American and white civil rights activists
launched the Freedom Rides, a series of bus trips through the American South to
Freedom Rides, in U.S. history, a series of political protests against segregation
by blacks and whites who rode buses together through the American South in ...
Dec 28, 2011 ... by Gael O'Brien December 2011 brings to a close the official commemoration of
the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Riders. While tolerance ...
Dec 28, 2014 ... Get an answer for 'What is the significance of the Freedom Rides to the ... Why
was gaining the right to vote an important goal for many African ...
American Treasures of the Library of Congress: Reason ( Freedom Riders). The
Freedom Riders of the early 1960s, organized by the Congress of Racial ...
During the Freedom Rides, SNCC members rode buses through the deep
southern ... With a renewed sense of faith and purpose, the freedom riders
The Strategy of Nonviolence: Freedom Riders. The civil rights activism of the
early 1960s—bus boycotts and lunch counter sit-ins— relied on the strategy of ...
May 3, 2011 ... That was especially important to Freedom Riders who were disowned .... The
goal, Arseneault noted, was to take a snapshot of compliance that ...
Sep 9, 2011 ... rides varied in location but usually involved buses departing from northeastern
states and traveling via interstates to southeastern states.