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Freedom Riders

60 different Freedom Rides crisscrossed the south. 450 riders participated and over 300 were arrested for defying the Jim Crow Laws.

Mugshots of Freedom Riders, Jackson Mississippi, 1961. I love their faces and the range of emotions. All the tiny and not so tiny smiles, as if they know something. I wonder if they knew they'd win.

Mugshots of civil rights activist Freedom Riders, Jackson Mississippi, 1961.

Mugshots of civil rights activist Freedom Riders, Jackson Mississippi, They fought for the rights of others. We must not ever forget their commitment to the civil rights movement.

These guys are, 'Freedom Riders'. this doc.is about about the men and women who refused to ride segregated and traveled together on trains and buses during the Jim Crow era South.

"Freedom Riders: The men and women who refused to ride segregated and traveled together on trains and buses during the Jim Crow era South." Need to do more research on the validity of this! if true, pretty amazing.

A Greyhound bus that carried Freedom Riders burns after being set ablaze by Ku Klux Klan members in 1961. (Joseph Postiglione / Birmingham)

Freedom Rides: 50 years later

Thanks to all the Freedom Riders and the inspiration they still inspire in those of us who strive to create equity. (A Greyhound bus that carried Freedom Riders burns after being set ablaze by Ku Klux Klan members in (Joseph Postiglione / Birmingham))

Jim Zwerg, a white civil rights activist who in 1961 took part in the protests in Nashville and the Freedom Rides. Attacked by the Klan he waited for two hours for transport to a hospital - no white ambulance would take him.

Jim Zwerg

Civil rights activist James Zwerg after being beaten by a white mob in Montgomery, Alabama during the Freedom Ride, After the beating he had to wait two hours for treatment as no white crew would pick him up.

The Mississippi Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson, Miss in 1961. These are the faces of the Civil Rights Movement that are rarely spoken of.  It wasn't just black folks who marched, but Jewish and white american who also spoke out and fought for civil rights. Some went to jail and some died. Lest we all forget the price that was paid for all of us.

The Mississippi Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson, Miss in These are the faces of the Civil Rights Movement that are rarely spoken of. It wasn't just black folks who marched, but Jewish and white american who also spoke out and fought for civil ri

Freedom Rider Jim Zwerg waits for transportation to a hospital photo taken on 14th May 1961; segregation laws prohibited Black taxi drivers from giving rides to whites and white cabbies refused to transport Freedom Riders of any race.

Freedom Rider Jim Zwerg waits for transportation to a hospital. Segregation laws prohibited Black taxi drivers from giving rides to whites, and white cabbies refused to transport Freedom Riders of any race. May 14, 1961 [448x684]

Post with 6948 views. Freedom Rider Jim Zwerg waits for transportation to a hospital. Segregation laws prohibited Black taxi drivers from giving rides to whites, and white cabbies refused to transport Freedom Riders of any race. May 1961

Hank Thomas, one of the original 13 Freedom Riders

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Her name is Winonah Myers and she was a white student at the historically black Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. Arrested for being a Freedom Rider, she stayed in Parchman for her full 6-month sentence, the only Freedom Rider to serve a full term. "I felt there should be a little historical footnote that for sitting next to a friend on the (bus), this was the punishment meted out," she added. "I didn't think it would be recorded if no one had done the time." said Myers, 69

Her name is Winonah Myers and she was a white student at the historically black Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, when she became a Freedom.

FREEDOM RIDERS, the first Freedom Bus left Washington D.C. on May 4, 1961.  The purpose was to defy the Jim Crow Laws that were in place in the south.

FREEDOM RIDERS, the first Freedom Bus left Washington D. on May The purpose was to defy the Jim Crow Laws that were in place in the south-Asia

Never forget the courage and sacrifice of the Freedom Riders.  Firebombed Freedom Ride bus in Annison, Alabama, on Mother's Day, May 14, 1961.  Photo courtesy of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

A Greyhound bus carrying the Freedom Riders was attacked by a mob who slashed its tires, and then firebombed the disabled vehicle, Mother’s Day, May Photo credit: Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Mug shots of some of the many volunteer civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated South in 1961 sourced from Breach of Peace: Portraits of the 1961 Mississippi Freedom Riders.

The Freedom Rides of Mug shots of some of the many volunteer civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated South in 1961 sourced from Breach of Peace: Portraits of the 1961 Mississippi Freedom Riders.

The Freedom Riders, Then and Now | History | Smithsonian.ohn Lewis, then 21 and already a veteran of sit-ins to desegregate lunch counters in Nashville, was the first Freedom Rider to be assaulted. While trying to enter a whites-only waiting room in Rock Hill, South Carolina, two men set upon him, battering his face and kicking him in the ribs. Less than two weeks later, he joined a ride bound for Jackson…..read more

The Freedom Riders, Then and Now

John Lewis‏Verified account 56 years ago today July I was released from Parchman Penitentiary after being arrested in Jackson, MS for using a "white" restroom.

We Shall Overcome: Songs from the Freedom Riders & the Sit-Ins [CD]

We Shall Overcome: Songs from the Freedom Riders & the Sit-Ins [CD]

These are the mug shots of the Freedom Riders as they were arrested in 1961. Most of them were sent to the brutal Parchman Prison in Mississippi. These are only 32 of the 400 riders who fought for Freedom.

These are the mug shots of the Freedom Riders as they were arrested in Most of them were sent to the brutal Parchman Prison in Mississippi. These are only 32 of the 400 riders who fought for Freedom.

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