may 4, 1961 - Freedom Rides begin
On May 4, 1961, a group of 13 African American and white civil right activists launched the Freedom Rides, a series of bus trips through the American South to protest segregation in interstate bus terminals. Over the next few months, several hundred Freedom Riders engaged in similar actions.
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Civil and political rights are a class of rights that protect individuals' freedom from infringement by governments, social organizations, and private individuals. They ensure one's ability to partici...