Journey to Freedom - Retrace the Freedom Rides
Retrace two of the most influential Freedom Rides of 1961: the original CORE Freedom Ride and the Nashville Student Movement Ride.
Courtesy of "Freedom Riders," a WGBH production for PBS
The Oprah Winfrey Show | May 04, 2011
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Washington, D.C., May 4, 1961
On May 4, 1961, the CORE Freedom Ride departs Washington. Following several days of nonviolence training, 13 Freedom Riders and three journalists begin the journey on two separate buses. While the Riders attract little media attention, the Washington Post does publish a photo and short article about the Ride. Scheduled stops in Virginia to test segregated facilities meet no resistance.
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