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Freedom Riders

The story behind a courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.

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  • Credit: Bruce Davidson / Magnum Photos

    The Rides

    Learn about the 1961 Freedom Rides through an interactive map showing routes, key locations and events.

  • Credit: Mississippi Department of Archives & History

    The People

    Learn more about the people involved in the Freedom Rider movement through biographies, photos and film clips.

  • Credit: Library of Congress

    The Issues

    Explore the issues that fueled the Freedom Rider movement and learn how the Rides changed America.