Freedom's Main Line: The Journey of Reconciliation and the Freedom Rides

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Freedom's Main Line: The Journey of Reconciliation and the Freedom Rides

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Description

In 1961, the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and other civil rights groups began organizing the Freedom Rides. The Freedom Riders were volunteers of different backgrounds who travelled on buses throughout the American South to help enforce the Supreme Court ruling that had declared racial segregation on public transportation illegal. This book shows how the Freedom Rides were crucial in raising awareness among decision makers and in bringing the realities of racial segregation into American homes through national media coverage.

Publication Date

2008

Publisher

The University Press of Kentucky

Place of Publication

Lexington, KY

ISBN

978-0-8131-2511-4

eISBN

978-0-8131-7310-8 (pdf version)

eISBN

978-0-8131-3886-2 (epub version)

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813125114.001.0001

Keywords

Congress of Racial Equality, CORE, Civil rights groups, Freedom Rides, Buses, South, Racial segregation, Volunteers

Disciplines

History | United States History