Freedom Riders: 50th Anniversary

Modeled after an earlier experiment with nonviolent direct action, the 1947 Journey of Reconciliation, the Freedom Rides were planned by the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and its national director, James Farmer. The goal was to test the implementation of the Supreme Court’s decision in Boynton v. Virginia, which outlawed segregation in public transportation facilities, … Continue reading Freedom Riders: 50th Anniversary