On nonviolence training in Washington DC and Nashville
National Guards Escort Freedom Riders to Mississippi
Freedom Riders Rip Patton (left), Bernard Lafayette (right), and James Lawson (behind Lafayette) seated on a bus with armed National Guards en route to Jackson, MS.
On the logic of nonviolent intervention
On President Kennedy's Cold War priorities
In the early 1960s, activists impatient for change turned to a new strategy: non-violent direct action.
Washington Post Article
A Washington Post article with the headline, "Pilgrimage Off On Racial Test," described the CORE Freedom Ride.
Front Page of the Washington Post 5/20/1961
Jim Zwerg pictured on the front page of the Washington Post after he is beaten in Montgomery, Alabama.
CORE Members in Washington
Members of CORE prepare for their journey south in Washington, DC. (Left to right) Edward Blankenheim, James Farmer, Genevieve Hughes, the Reverend B. Elton Cox, and Henry Thomas.
Bernard Lafayette, Jr.
On nonviolence as a strategy
On the impact of employing nonviolence
Rabbi Israel “Si” Dresner
On value of nonviolence
Victory for Nonviolence, part 1
Freedom Riders participated in CORE training sessions before getting on the bus.
Victory for Nonviolence, part 2
Rabbi Dresser and Delore Boyd comment on the power of nonviolent methods.