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50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides

We are nearing the 50th anniversary of the 1961 Freedom Rides that tested segregation laws in the South and made the actual implementation of the desegregation case Boynton v. Virginia federal court ruling, which declared segregation on interstate buses to be illegal, a national issue. The widely known Freedom Rides, which were originally organized by James Farmer and the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) but which were picked up by other activists too, took place in May 1961, which makes the 50th anniversary about a month away now. The Civil Rights… Read more 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides