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Topic: How do you relate to the Freedom Riders?

More than 400 Americans risked their lives as Freedom Riders in the Summer of 1961, deliberately violating Jim Crow laws in the Deep South. Did you participate in the Freedom Rides or later actions of the Civil Rights Movement, or did you know anyone who was a Freedom Rider? Do you remember learning about the rides and what you thought of them? Is there any issue today for which you would risk your life?

Go to the Freedom Riders website