On the impact of employing nonviolence
Freedom Riders Arriving in Alabama
Freedom Riders arriving at Birmingham, AL bus station in 1961. Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth escorts Catherine Burks-Brooks, John Lewis, and other Freedom Riders.
Vivian and Nash march in Nashville
C.T. Vivian and Diane Nash lead a demonstration march to City Hall in Nashville, TN.
C.T. Vivian with National Guardsmen on bus from Birmingham, AL to Jackson, MS.
On why Civil Rights activism increased in the 1960s.
On the Kennedys' response to the Freedom Rides
On Robert Kennedy's request for a cooling off period
Bernard Lafayette, Jr.
On nonviolence as a strategy
Rabbi Israel “Si” Dresner
On value of nonviolence
On nonviolence training in Washington DC and Nashville
On the logic of nonviolent intervention
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.
In the early 1960s, activists impatient for change turned to a new strategy: non-violent direct action.