Certains membres des premiers «Freedom Riders» arrêtés le 14 mai 1961 à Anniston, Alabama. Ce groupe de 13 personnes partent de Washington, avec comme but, de se rendre jusqu'en Nouvelle-Orléans pour protester contre les lois ségrégationnistes concernant les autobus voyageurs. Un autobus est attaqué par des bombes incendiaires à Anniston et l'autre à Birmingham par le Ku Klux Klan (KKK). Autant les Noirs que les Blancs sont violemment attaqués par la police et le KKK.

Certains membres des premiers «Freedom Riders» arrêtés le 14 mai 1961 à Anniston, Alabama. Ce groupe de 13 personnes partent de Washington, avec comme but, de se rendre jusqu'en Nouvelle-Orléans pour protester contre les lois ségrégationnistes concernant les autobus voyageurs. Un autobus est attaqué par des bombes incendiaires à Anniston et l'autre à Birmingham par le Ku Klux Klan (KKK). Autant les Noirs que les Blancs sont violemment attaqués par la police et le KKK.

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During 1961, student volunteers took bus trips through the South to test anti-segregation laws. They were known as freedom riders. They were often attacked while they were acting peacefully.

During 1961, student volunteers took bus trips through the South to test anti-segregation laws. They were known as freedom riders. They were often attacked while they were acting peacefully.

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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 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.

Her name is Annie Lumpkins and she was a Freedom Rider. She is pictured at the…

Her name is Annie Lumpkins and she was a Freedom Rider. She is pictured at the…

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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 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.

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The Freedom Riders Coordinating Committee was established in Atlanta, Ga (May 26, 1963). A face you might recognize (from his younger days)  that was a member of that committee was Julian Bond.

The Freedom Riders Coordinating Committee was established in Atlanta, Ga (May 26, 1963). A face you might recognize (from his younger days) that was a member of that committee was Julian Bond.

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