Freedom Riders to Commemorate 50th Anniversary
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July 02, 2014

1960s Freedom Riders to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act of 1964 with Civil Rights Bus Ride

A half-century ago, courageous civil rights activists rode Greyhound and Trailways buses into the segregated South, enduring brutal beatings by the Ku Klux Klan, fire bombings and the wrath of Birmingham (Alabama) Public Safety Commissioner Eugene “Bull” Connor. They came to be known as “Freedom Riders.”

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