Freedom Riders arriving at Birmingham, AL bus station in 1961. Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth escorts Catherine Burks-Brooks, John Lewis, and other Freedom Riders.
Freedom Riders in Birmingham
Freedom Riders at the home of Dr. Richard Harris after the church siege in Birmingham, AL. Included are Lucretia Collins (center), James Farmer (far right) and John Lewis (ground, right).
The original Freedom Riders
The original Freedom Riders: Front, left to right: Joe Perkins, Charles Person, Frances Bergman, Genevieve Hughes, and Jimmy MacDonald; Back, left to right: John Lewis, Jim Peck, Ed Blankenheim, Hank Thomas, Walter Bergman, James Farmer. Not pictured: Rev. Benjamin Elton Cox, and Albert Bigelow.
On traveling in the South in 1960
On the Freedom Ride's accomplishments
Bernard Lafayette, Jr.
On the difficulty of traveling in the South
On why traveling in the South was unconscionable for black people
Freedom To Travel, Part 1
Traveling in the South was dangerous for blacks.
Freedom To Travel, Part 2
Southern state laws prevent segregated travel.
Freedom To Travel, Part 3
On September 22, 1961, the ICC ordered all signage enforcing segregation to be taken down.