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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.
National Guards Escort Freedom Riders to Mississippi
Bernard Lafayette, Jr.
On the difficulty of traveling in the South
On the Nashville Student Movement
On acting on your conscience
On traveling into Mississippi
On nonviolence training in Washington DC and Nashville
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.