Freedom Riders were civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the
segregated southern United States in 1961 and following years to challenge the
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 ...
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
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
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
National Guard patrols were stationed in all three cities to protect the riders.
When the Alabama National Guard escorted the Freedom Riders out of
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