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Freedom Riders

The Freedom Riders captured the country’s attention in the early 1960’s and succeeded in influencing the cultural conscious of the nation with regard to matters of racial prejudice.
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Adam Beast

on 7 February 2011

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Freedom Riders On May 17 the Birmingham police arrested the Nashville Freedom Riders and placed them in protective custody. At 2 AM on Friday, the police drove them back to Tennessee, dumping them on the side of the highway at the state line. After they got a ride back to Nashville they went right back to Birmingham In the 50's the NAACP was involved in a struggle to end segregation on buses and trains. In 1952 Supreme Court said that segregation on inter-state railways was unconstitutional. However, in the south they continued their policy of transport segregation. A Result
For a little over a year 17,000 African Americans in Montgomery walked to work or got a ride to work. The decision forced by the Supreme Court forced the Montgomery Bus Company accepted integration
In Anniston, Alabama one bus was destroyed and riders on another bus were attacked by armed men with bricks, clubs, iron pipes ,and knives. Despite the violence, the freedom riders were determined to continue. Jim peck, a white who had fifty stitches from the beatings he received, insisted, “I think it is particularly important at this time when it has become national news that we continue and show that nonviolence can prevail over violence.” The bus company did not want to risk losing another bus to a bombing and it’s drivers, who were all white and did not want to risk their lives More Freedom Riders arrived in Jackson and continued their Freedom Ride, and they all were arrested as well. Freedom Riders continued to the South, and at the end of the summer, more than 300 were arrested. The Freedom Riders never made it to New Orleans as previously planned. Most spent their summer in jail. Some were scarred for life from the beatings they received. More Freedom Riders arrived in Jackson and continued their Freedom Ride, and they all were arrested as well. Freedom Riders continued to the South, and at the end of the summer, more than 300 were arrested. The Freedom Riders never made it to New Orleans as previously planned. Most spent their summer in jail. Some were scarred for life from the beatings they received. Although the Freedom Riders did not finish their trip, they did make an important contribution to the civil rights movement showing that they would not resort to violence to get their Freedom. Works Cited "Freedom Riders." Freemdom Riders n. pag. Web. 27 Jan 2011. http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAfreedomR.htm. "Freedom Rides." Freedom Rides n. pag. Web. 27 Jan 2011. http://www.watson.org/~lisa/blackhistory/civilrights-55-65/freeride.html. "CORE Volunteers put their lives on the Road." Freedom Riders n. pag. Web. 27 Jan 2011. http://www.core-online.org/History/freedom%20rides.htm. Gross, Terry. "Get On the Bus: The Freedom Riders of 1961oad." Get On http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5149667. the Bus: The Freedom Riders of 1961 n. pag. Web. 27 Jan 2011. "Freedom Rides (1961)." Freedom Rides (1961) n. pag. Web. 27 Jan 2011. http://www.blackpast.org/?q=aah/freedom-rides-1961.
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