Group singing provided solace for Freedom Riders facing the constant threat of violence. It was also an effective political tool. "Without singing, we would have lost our sense of solidarity,” John Lewis says.
Mahatma Gandhi's nonviolent movement to free India from British colonial rule inspired American civil rights activists.
The state of Mississippi's plan to bankrupt CORE backfired when, on August 14, 1961, all but nine of the Freedom Riders returned to Jackson for their arraignment.
A student at Fisk University in Tennessee, Diane Nash became the leader of the Nashville Student Movement.