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Get on the Bus! A Look Back at the Historic Freedom Rides
FEATURE STORY May 4, 2011, marks the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides. In the spring of 1961, more than 400 men and women participated in southbound bus rides to protest the segregation of interstate travel facilities in the South. Events have been scheduled across the United States to commemorate the contributions of these civil rights activists and to engage a new generation of Americans in nonviolent social change. READ MORE NEED TO KNOW This section offers a wide variety of ABC-CLIO reference entries, images, and documents that explore the events, individuals, and ideas surrounding the Freedom Rides. The introductory essay provides a detailed overview of the Freedom Rides, chronicling events in 1961, when student activists from the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) initiated the Freedom Rides aimed at challenging segregation on interstate buses and bus terminals. READ MORE EXAMINE What was it like to participate in the Freedom Rides? Find out by reading personal narratives written by two civil rights activists, James Peck and William Mahoney. This activity, which features discussion questions based on Peck and Mahoney's experiences as Freedom Riders, provides an excellent opportunity for students to develop critical thinking skills by interpreting and contextualizing primary source documents. READ MORE
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The American Mosaic: The African American Experience
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Based upon the papers of Martin Luther King Jr., this encyclopedia provides fresh and revealing insights into Dr. King's life, work, family, associates, and opponents. More This work documents the importance of the civil rights movement and its lasting impression on American society and culture. More Developed with the guidance of African American librarians and subject specialists, this database is the widest ranging and easiest-to-use online database collection on African American history and culture. More
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