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May 3, 2021

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Journey of the ‘Freedom Riders’

Sixty years ago this week, a group of Black and white activists boarded buses for a journey in and around the Deep South. The intent of the group, which called itself “Freedom Riders”: To protest segregated bus terminals and “whites-only” facilities at bus terminals – facilities that were supposed to be integrated after a 1960 Supreme Court ruling.

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