Prospective Freedom Riders volunteer to travel to Jackson, Mississippi.
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On how the Movement liberated white Americans, too
On the ICC desegregation order
Democracy In Action
Freedom Riders came diverse backgrounds but shared common goals
The Freedom Riders represented a cross-section of America - black and white, young and old, religious and secular. "The Freedom Rides were trying to say to America: we are a diverse country - let's act like a diverse country, where every part of the diversity is equal, and is treated equally," says Freedom Rider Rabbi Israel Dresner.