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one of an interracial group of civil rights activists who rode buses through parts of the South in order to protest racial segregation

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This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides, which is being observed in communities across the United States, explored in a Public Broadcasting Service documentary and recounted by those who participated.
The Freedom Rides were "a key step in a whole chain of events that led to the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Bill," says Brian Daugherity, who teaches history at Virginia Commonwealth University.
202) was people power: it started with the Freedom Ride in 1965 and culminated in the Tent Embassy in 1972 (p.
More clearly than any other event, the Freedom Ride signified the shift from Cold War to the 'Sixties' .
For more information, contact the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride, www.
During one of her training sessions, she heard organizers describe plans for the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride, a campaign for immigration reform sponsored by the Hotel and Restaurant Employees union and several other labor groups.
He ends with his triumphal journey northward in 1934 and then, due to a brief lockup in 1935, adds a second freedom ride in the Epilogue.
With its thunderous rock bombs dropping on a big disco beat, Ms K unleashes the devil inside on a freedom ride.
This historic Freedom Ride would not have been possible without your support.
Twenty-nine years later, fifty years after Schwarzschild's Freedom Ride, his daughter Hannah, a Philadelphia attorney and Palestine Solidarity activist, publicly connected her father's legacy to her own support for the 2011 Freedom Flotilla II mission and America's ship, the Audacity of Hope.
Patton, one of the original Freedom Riders, participated in the May 24, 1961, Greyhound Freedom Ride to Jackson, Miss.
Charles Perkins' 1965 Freedom Ride through New South Wales, the 1966 Gurrindji walk-off at Wave Hill and the campaign to support the 1967 Referendum have all taken their place in the history of Aboriginal activism.
The so-called Freedom Ride was intended to pressure Congress to pass a measure granting amnesty to illegal aliens.
She said they held up Freedom Ride cards to officials who questioned them.