On the difficulty of traveling in the South
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.
Bernard Lafayette, Jr.
On the Nashville Student Movement
On acting on your conscience
On traveling into Mississippi
On traveling in the South in 1960
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.
Jim Crow Laws
Sign at a Greyhound Bus Station in Rome, GA.
On why Civil Rights activism increased in the 1960s.
Glenda Gaither Davis
On growing up in the Jim Crow South
Gov. John Patterson
On voting rights in Jim Crow Alabama
Janie Forsyth McKinney
On why southern society was a house of cards
Separation of the races was the status quo.