may 4, 1961 - Freedom Riders Leave Washington D.C.
7 African Americans and 6 white activists, the Freedom Riders, leave Washington D.C. on two public buses to travel for the Deep South. To test the Supreme Court's ruling in Boynton v. Virginia (1960), which declared segregation in interstate buses and rail stations unconstitutional.
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By: Maria and Gezell