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 civil rights activist Freedom Riders, Jackson Mississippi, 1961.

Mugshots of civil rights activist Freedom Riders, Jackson Mississippi, They fought for the rights of others. We must not ever forget their commitment to the civil rights movement.

Freedom Riders began their crusade for racial equality in 1961.

Get On the Bus: The Freedom Riders of 1961

In the Freedom Riders set out for the Deep South to defy Jim Crow laws and call for change. Their efforts transformed the civil rights movement. Raymond Arsenault is the author of 'Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice'.

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Freedom Riders

The Freedom Riders was a movement consisted of activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated southern United States. They wanted to challenge the US supreme court 's decision that public buses were to remain segregated.

Many Freedom Riders, who had put their lives on the line when they travelled into the deep south, were a highly visible presence at the March on the mall in 1963  [Never-Before-Seen Photographs of the March on Washington by Stanley Tretick, not previously published. More at link.]

Never-Before-Seen Photographs of the March on Washington

The march on Washington photo series newly published via Magazine 1886 march - 1963 march - 2013 marches for Trayvon

The Mississippi Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson, Miss in 1961. These are the faces of the Civil Rights Movement that are rarely spoken of.  It wasn't just black folks who marched, but Jewish and white american who also spoke out and fought for civil rights. Some went to jail and some died. Lest we all forget the price that was paid for all of us.

The Mississippi Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson, Miss in These are the faces of the Civil Rights Movement that are rarely spoken of. It wasn't just black folks who marched, but Jewish and white american who also spoke out and fought for civil ri

A Greyhound bus that carried Freedom Riders burns after being set ablaze by Ku Klux Klan members in 1961. (Joseph Postiglione / Birmingham)

Freedom Rides: 50 years later

Thanks to all the Freedom Riders and the inspiration they still inspire in those of us who strive to create equity. (A Greyhound bus that carried Freedom Riders burns after being set ablaze by Ku Klux Klan members in (Joseph Postiglione / Birmingham))

Jim Zwerg, a white civil rights activist who in 1961 took part in the protests in Nashville and the Freedom Rides. Attacked by the Klan he waited for two hours for transport to a hospital - no white ambulance would take him.

Jim Zwerg

Civil rights activist James Zwerg after being beaten by a white mob in Montgomery, Alabama during the Freedom Ride, After the beating he had to wait two hours for treatment as no white crew would pick him up.

Freedom Rider Jim Zwerg waits for transportation to a hospital photo taken on 14th May 1961; segregation laws prohibited Black taxi drivers from giving rides to whites and white cabbies refused to transport Freedom Riders of any race.

Freedom Rider Jim Zwerg waits for transportation to a hospital. Segregation laws prohibited Black taxi drivers from giving rides to whites, and white cabbies refused to transport Freedom Riders of any race. May 14, 1961 [448x684]

Freedom Rider Jim Zwerg waits for transportation to a hospital. Segregation laws prohibited Black taxi drivers from giving rides to whites, and white cabbies refused to transport Freedom Riders of any race. May 1961

Mug shots of some of the many volunteer civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated South in 1961 sourced from Breach of Peace: Portraits of the 1961 Mississippi Freedom Riders.

The Freedom Rides of Mug shots of some of the many volunteer civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated South in 1961 sourced from Breach of Peace: Portraits of the 1961 Mississippi Freedom Riders.

The Freedom Riders, Then and Now | History | Smithsonian.ohn Lewis, then 21 and already a veteran of sit-ins to desegregate lunch counters in Nashville, was the first Freedom Rider to be assaulted. While trying to enter a whites-only waiting room in Rock Hill, South Carolina, two men set upon him, battering his face and kicking him in the ribs. Less than two weeks later, he joined a ride bound for Jackson…..read more

The Freedom Riders, Then and Now

53 yrs ago today I was released from Parchman Penitentiary after being arrested in Jackson for using "white" restroom ---John Lewis

These guys are, 'Freedom Riders'. this doc.is about about the men and women who refused to ride segregated and traveled together on trains and buses during the Jim Crow era South.

Freedom Riders were the brave souls who traveled to the Deep South to challenge segregation laws in interstate buses.

Freedom Riders: John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the Front Lines of the Civil Rights Movement

The book Freedom Riders by Ann Bausum is an informational book that can be used with the NCSS theme Civil Ideals and Practices. You can incorporate a sequencing/timeline activity to go along with the book and the compelling question would be:

A 'Freedom Bus' in flames, six miles southwest of Anniston, Ala.,

Get On the Bus: The Freedom Riders of 1961

In the Freedom Riders set out for the Deep South to defy Jim Crow laws and call for change. Their efforts transformed the civil rights movement. Raymond Arsenault is the author of 'Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice'.

WGBH American Experience . Freedom Riders | PBS See more: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/

@ American Experience Freedom Riders is the documentary by director Stanley Nelson that commemorates the riders of this pivotal time in US history to fight segregation

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