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Freedom Riders - Facts, Timeline & Significance - HISTORY
27 Jan 2023 at 5:37pm
Freedom Riders were groups of white and African American civil rights activists who participated in Freedom Rides, bus trips through the American South in 1961 to protest segregated bus...

Who Were the Freedom Riders? - The New York Times
26 Jan 2023 at 3:22pm
Freedom Riders at a bus station in Montgomery, Ala., in May 1961. Paul Schultzer/Time & Life Pictures ? Getty Images The Freedom Rides, which began in May 1961 and ended late that year, were...

Freedom Rides | History, Definition, Map, Facts, & Significance
27 Jan 2023 at 4:04pm
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 1961. Explore the routes of the Freedom Rides of 1961 In 1946 the U.S. Supreme Court banned segregation in interstate bus travel.

Freedom Rides | The Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and ...
26 Jan 2023 at 8:30pm
The Freedom Rides were fi rst conceived in 1947 when CORE and the Fellowship of Reconciliation organized an interracial bus ride across state lines to test a Supreme Court decision that declared segregation on interstate buses unconstitutional. Called the Journey of Reconciliation, the ride challenged bus segregation in the upper parts of the South, avoiding the more dangerous Deep South.

Freedom Riders - Wikipedia
22 Jan 2023 at 3:05pm
The Freedom Riders challenged this status quo by riding interstate buses in the South in mixed racial groups to challenge local laws or customs that enforced segregation in seating. The Freedom Rides, and the violent reactions they provoked, bolstered the credibility of the American Civil Rights Movement. They called national attention to the disregard for the federal law and the local violence used to enforce segregation in the southern United States.

Freedom Riders | American Experience | PBS
25 Jan 2023 at 5:11pm
From award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson ( Wounded Knee, Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple, The Murder of Emmett Till ) Freedom Riders features testimony from a fascinating cast...

Freedom Riders | The National Endowment for the Humanities
27 Jan 2023 at 2:16pm
An appendix running fifty-four pages at the back of his nearly 700-page 2006 book Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice provides a biographical dictionary of every Freedom Rider he could find, documenting each rider on each ride, giving their age, gender, hometown, profession or college where they studied, and what became of them. The rest of the book painstakingly records details great and mundane of all the events concerned with the Freedom Rides, when between May and ...

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