The story of the 1961 Freedom Riders, civil-rights activists who confronted the Jim Crow laws that remained the status quo at interstate travel facilities in the South despite two Supreme Court rulings that declared them unconstitutional.
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Janie McKinney was twelve years old when the Freedom Riders came through her hometown.
Former students in the 1960s South recount the difficulty of the practice of nonviolence.
The state of Mississippi's plan to bankrupt CORE backfired on August 14, 1961.
Future Freedom Riders were trained in nonviolence.
Be one of 40 college students to join original Freedom Riders in retracing the 1961 Rides.
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