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may 4, 1961 - Freedom Rides

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On May 4, 1961, an interracial group of student activists under the auspices of the Congress of Racial Equality departed Washington D.C. by bus to test local compliance throughout the Deep South with two Supreme Court rulings banning segregated accommodations on interstate buses and in bus terminals that served interstate routes.

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Date:

may 4, 1961
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~ 58 years ago
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