A Digital Way to Follow the Freedom Riders’ Journey Against Segregation During the Civil Rights Era

Historians in the News
tags: civil rights, African American history, digital history, activism

HISTORY is proud to join with Google Earth to present an interactive view of the Freedom Rides. On the first day of May, in 1961, a group of 13 activists gathered to prepare for one of the most harrowing and courageous challenges to segregation in America. Travel along the bus route the Freedom Riders took and learn about the non-violent strategies they used to achieve racial justice for travelers in the Jim Crow South. 


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