Freedom Rides

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Discipline:
Social Studies
Subject:
African-American History
Grade:
11

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Freedom Rides

Freedom Ride was a series of political protests against segregation by blacks and whites. They rode buses together through the American South in 1961. In 1946 the U.S. Supreme Court banned segregation in bus travel.

The main purpose was to challenge the laws of segregation in public transportation during the Civil Rights movement.

Lasting Impact

A passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed racial discrimination in public and private facilities, passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 outlawed discriminatory voting practices, and with them the end of segregation.

Source List

. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/. http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1964/king-bio.html. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/05/04/972840/-50-years-ago-today-Freedom-Riders-risked-their-lives-against-cowards-to-smash-Jim-Crow.http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/issues/what-came-next

What was their goal?

Movement Leaders

The Freedom Riders History

Freedom Rides

John Lewis

Martin Luther King Jr.

What is Freedon Rides?

Jim Crow this law affected almost every aspect of daily life, mandating segregation of schools, parks, libraries, drinking fountains, restrooms, buses, trains, and restaurants. "Whites Only" and "Colored" signs were constant reminders of the enforced racial order. This is only one reason for the Freedome Rides.

What started Freedom Rides?


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