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Jim Zwerg ) was a white American civil rights activist who in 1961 took part in the protests in Nashville and the Freedom Rides. The Freedom Riders rode buses in the South to test the new ci. History Facts, World History, History Photos, Rare Historical Photos, Rare Photos, Freedom Riders, Civil Rights Activists, Interesting History, African American History

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Jim Zwerg (1939- ) was a white American civil rights activist who in 1961 took part in the protests in Nashville and the Freedom Rides. The Freedom Riders rode buses in the South to test the new ci…

Margaret Leonard, 1961 Margaret, a 19 year old student at Sophie Newcomb College, was the first white Southerner to participate in the Freedom Rides. Her mother, a progressive columnist for the. Women In History, Black History, Great Women, Amazing Women, Brave, Freedom Riders, Non Plus Ultra, Civil Rights Movement, Interesting History

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Margaret Leonard, 1961 Margaret, a 19 year old student at Sophie Newcomb College, was the first white Southerner to participate in the Freedom Rides. Her mother, a progressive columnist for the...

Margaret Leonard, 1961 Margaret, a 19 year old student at Sophie Newcomb College, was the first white Southerner to participate in the Freedom Rides. Her mother, a progressive columnist for the. Women In History, Black History, Great Women, Amazing Women, Brave, Freedom Riders, Non Plus Ultra, Civil Rights Movement, Interesting History

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Margaret Leonard, 1961 Margaret, a 19 year old student at Sophie Newcomb College, was the first white Southerner to participate in the Freedom Rides. Her mother, a progressive columnist for the...

Margaret Leonard, 1961 Margaret, a 19 year old student at Sophie Newcomb College, was the first white Southerner to participate in the Freedom Rides. Her mother, a progressive columnist for the. Women In History, Black History, Great Women, Amazing Women, Brave, Freedom Riders, Non Plus Ultra, Civil Rights Movement, Interesting History

Cool Chicks from History

Margaret Leonard, 1961 Margaret, a 19 year old student at Sophie Newcomb College, was the first white Southerner to participate in the Freedom Rides. Her mother, a progressive columnist for the...

Diane Nash - A leader & strategist of the student wing of the Civil Rights Movement, Diane Nash was a member of the Freedom Riders. She also helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) & the Selma Voting Rights Committee campaign, wh Black History Facts, Black History Month, Black Power, Black Historical Figures, Diane Nash, Might Night, Brave, Freedom Riders, Freedom Fighters

7 Of The Most Unrecognized Women In Black History

You know about Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman and the usual much lauded black historical figures, but do you know these women who were similarly influential in our history?

Many Freedom Riders, who had put their lives on the line when they traveled into the deep south to help register African-American voters, were a highly visible presence at the March on Washington in photo by Stanley Tretick, not previously published. Black History Facts, Black History Month, Freedom Riders, Freedom Fighters, African Diaspora, My Black Is Beautiful, African American History, Civil Rights, Black People

Never-Before-Seen Photographs of the March on Washington

Stanley Tretick documented the March on Washington in 1963. His photos from the event are now published for the first time

In Gwendolyn Greene was a 19 yr old student at Howard University when she took part in a Freedom Ride from New Orleans to Jackson, Mississippi. She later married fellow Freedom Rider Travis Britt and raised two sons while working in real estate Black History Facts, Black History Month, Freedom Riders, Black Pride, African Diaspora, African American History, Women In History, Civil Rights Movement, Mug Shots

The New Women's Movement

femmefatalist: “ coolchicksfromhistory: “ Gwendolyn Greene, 1961. In 1961, Gwendolyn was a 19 year old student at Howard University when she decided to take part in a Freedom Ride from New Orleans to...

For this edition of Mugshot Monday, we honor Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, a 19 year old Freedom Rider. Joan was sentenced to two months in prison in 1961 for her involvement in the integration of a Jackson, Mississippi bound train. Women In History, Black History, Freedom Riders, Non Plus Ultra, Civil Rights Activists, Civil Rights Movement, African American History, Mug Shots, Held

— coolchicksfromhistory: Joan Trumpauer Mulholland,...

coolchicksfromhistory: Joan Trumpauer Mulholland,...

Eduardo Montes-Bradley is raising funds for Julian Bond: Reflections from the Civil Rights Movement on Kickstarter! A portrait of Julian Bond; a modern-day newsreel linking the past and future of the Civil Rights Movement in America. Civil Rights Leaders, Civil Rights Activists, Civil Rights Movement, Richard Avedon, The Words, Martin Luther King, Julian Bond, Gentleman, Vintage Black Glamour

Learning from the History of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

Below is a recent letter by the International School for Bottom Up Organizing about the organizing of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (the student movement that led the 1960s Civil Ri…

1961 Freedom Riders: They were true American heroes with a passion for a fairer and more democratic nation. Black History Facts, Us History, Freedom Riders, Image Film, Civil Rights Movement, Contemporary Photographers, My Black Is Beautiful, Culture, African American History

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Eric Etheridge, Joseph Portiglione SCW©2010 The Freedom Rides eventually encompassed a campaign that lasted seven months, involved over 400 African Americans and whites, and desegregated dozens of bus and train stations from Virginia to Texas. They galvanized every branch of the Civil Rights Movement, binding its past to its future, its tactics to its soul. –Diane McWhorter

Freedom Riders were groups of white and African American civil rights activists who participated in Freedom Rides, bus trips through the American South in 1961 to protest segregated bus terminals. Freedom Riders, The Freedom, Today In Black History, Civil Rights Movement, Before Us, African American History, Black People, The Past, In This Moment

The Freedom Rides

The first Freedom Ride took place on May 4, 1961 when 7 black & 6 white riders left Wash. D.C., on 2 public buses bound for the Deep South. They intended to test the Supreme Court's ruling in Boynton v. Virginia (1960), which declared segregation in interstate bus and rail stations unconstitutional.In the first few days, the riders encountered only minor hostility, but in the second week the riders were severely beaten. Outside Anniston, Alabama, one of their buses was burned.

Freedom Riders Julia Aaron and David Dennis sit aboard an interstate bus as they and 25 other civil rights activists are escorted by Mississippi National Guardsmen on a violence-marred trip between Montgomery, Alabama and Jackson, Mississippi (June Freedom Riders, Cry Freedom, Life Magazine, Powerful Pictures, Civil Rights Activists, Civil Rights Movement, Life Pictures, Equal Rights, King Jr

Freedom Riders Julia Aaron and David Dennis sit aboard an interstate bus as they and 25 other civil rights activists are escorted by Mississippi National Guardsmen on a violence-marred trip between Montgomery, Alabama, and Jackson, Mississippi. Originally published in the June 2, 1961, issue of LIFE.

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Freedom Riders were civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated southern United States in 1961 and following years to test the United States Supreme Court decisions Boynton v. Virginia (1960) and Irene Morgan v. Commonwealth of Virginia (1946). The first Freedom Ride left Washington, D.C., on May 4, 1961, and was scheduled to arrive in New Orleans on May 17.

map of freedom rides 1961 Us History, Black History, Modern History, Family History, Freedom Riders, Social Studies Activities, Civil Rights Activists, Civil Rights Movement, Close Reading

Freedom Riders were civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated southern United States in 1961 and following years to test the United States Supreme Court decisions Boynton v. Virginia (1960) and Irene Morgan v. Commonwealth of Virginia (1946). The first Freedom Ride left Washington, D.C., on May 4, 1961, and was scheduled to arrive in New Orleans on May 17.