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

WGBH American Experience . Freedom Riders . People . Roster | PBS


Over four hundred individuals participated in the Freedom Rides. View a list of their names and other biographical information below. Choose to see the list of ...

Freedom Rides of 1961 - Civil Rights Movement Veterans


On May 4, CORE Director James Farmer leads 13 Freedom Riders (7 Black, 6 white) out of ... Freedom Rider bus burned outside of Anniston AL. ..... Out of Parchman and Hinds County Jails step young men and women whose names will.

Appendix: Roster of Freedom Riders - Oxford University Press


In 1991 he and 4 others were arrested for illegal entry and aiding and abetting the .... Montgomery, AL, May 17–21, 1961. Name. Race Sex Age Residence ... Freedom Rider Catherine Burks in Monroe, NC, in August 1961; separated in 1985.

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. They were met by hatred and violence ...

Freedom Riders | Humanities


Separate facilities for whites and blacks were the norm in the South, like at this ... No one had tackled the whole story of the Freedom Riders before Arsenault, and ... Some names you may recognize, like Georgia congressman John Lewis or ...

Freedom Riders - Infoplease


In May, 1961, 13 Freedom Rider volunteers, seven black, six white, and nearly all young, were recruited by the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) to challenge ...

Freedom Rides - King Encyclopedia


The Freedom Rides were first conceived in 1947 when the CORE and the ... On 4 May 1961, the freedom riders left Washington, D.C., in two buses and headed ...

Freedom Riders leave Montgomery, arrive in Jackson and arrested


National Guard patrols were stationed in all three cities to protect the riders. When the Alabama National Guard escorted the Freedom Riders out of Montgomery ...

Freedom Riders: US History for Kids *** - United States History for kids


Most of the Freedom Riders who set off in the spring of 1961 were volunteers from ... Freedom Riders Facts for kids: The names of the original Freedom Riders  ...

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The Freedom Riders, who were recruited by the Congress of Racial Equality ( CORE), a U.S. civil rights group, departed from Washington, D.C., and attempted to ...

The Freedom Riders, Then and Now | History | Smithsonian


The bus passengers assaulted that day were Freedom Riders, among the first ..... Think about if your name was "Kennedy" or "Bush;" It's mostly a class issue in ...