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Freedom Riders. Founding and Purpose . On May 4 th of 1961, the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) organized “Freedom Rides.” To integrate blacks’ and whites’ rights. First Freedom Riders. 13 blacks and whites Boarded two buses Goal-Washington D.C. to New Orleans. Protests. Blacks-

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Freedom riders

Freedom Riders


Founding and purpose

Founding and Purpose

  • OnMay 4th of 1961, the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) organized “Freedom Rides.”

  • To integrate blacks’ and whites’ rights


First freedom riders

First Freedom Riders

  • 13 blacks and whites

  • Boarded two buses

  • Goal-Washington D.C. to New Orleans


Protests

Protests

Blacks-

  • Sat in white-reserved bus seats

  • Would use white-only facilities when resting


Violence in alabama

Violence in Alabama

Anniston-

  • One of the buses was firebombed and the other had its passengers beaten by K.K.K. members who entered the bus

    Birmingham-

  • Freedom riders were beaten with baseball bats and iron pipes


Escort to montgomery

Escort to Montgomery

  • Alabama Highway Patrol

  • Abandoned buses at city limits

  • Were mobbed by whites at bus stop

  • Freedom rides were temporarily stopped until replacements arrived


John f kennedy

John F. Kennedy

  • President of the United States during 1961

  • Allowed Mississippi and Alabama police to arrest segregation law violators as long as they stopped violent outbreaks

  • All freedom riders to violate segregation laws after May 23rd, 1961 in Mississippi or Alabama were unharmed by mobs, arrested by police, and had their rides discontinued


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