Review: Riding the Bus to Freedom
Against The Current vol. 132

Feeley, Dianne

Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/01/2008
Year Published:  2008  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13363

The 1961 Freedom Rides challenged a racially segregated society by openly defying its customs, riding in interracial groups on interstate buses going South and desegregating the stations’ facilities. Asserting their constitutional right to travel, participants employed direct action in the face of intimidation, violence and police complicity with the Ku Klux Klan and White Citizens’ Councils.

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