Freedom Riders

Freedom Riders

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  • On May 4, 1961 a group of African-American and some white civil rights activists started the Freedom Rides. Freedom Rides are bus rides through the American South.
  • The freedom riders wanted to the violence and segregation into the public so everyone could see what is really going on.
  • The freedom riders faced many act of violence with there rides. They would get hot coffee in the face and Brutally beat up 
  • During their rides they would get stopped by the KKK. In 1961, One of the Freedom riders buses were stopped way south by rioter of the KKK. The KKK ended up burning down the bus.
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