1961 – A white mob attacked the Freedom Riders in Montgomery, AL. The event prompted the federal government to send U.S. marshals.


See the source imageChallenging the South’s failure to enforce the Supreme Court decision in Boynton v. Virginia (1960), whicImage result for white mob attacks freedom ridersh ruled that segregation of public buses was unconstitutional, foot soldiers of the Civil Rights Movement began the Freedom Rides. The Freedom Riders rode interstate buses across the South and drew national attention to their cause because of the violence that often erupted against them. You can visit the cities where the Freedom Riders stopped on their journey and discover the impact of the rides on the Civil Rights Movement and the country.           See the source imageSee the source image

Resource: civilrightstrail.com … Stanley Nelson … internet … pinterest

 

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