On why Civil Rights activism increased in the 1960s.
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 the impact of employing nonviolence
On the Kennedys' response to the Freedom Rides
On Robert Kennedy's request for a cooling off period
Jim Crow Laws
Sign at a Greyhound Bus Station in Rome, GA.
Bernard Lafayette, Jr.
On the difficulty of traveling in the South
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.