The Freedom Riders of 1961: We Shall Overcome! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The Freedom Riders of 1961: We Shall Overcome! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The next time you sit in a train or ride the buses in America, or even enjoy a walk in the park you should think of a group of brave persons called the Freedom Riders. Their acts helped to hasten the Civil Rights movement in the United States and to make it possible for all races to sit and eat together and to use public transportation without discrimination. The Freedom Riders movement had its genesis in 1947.

It was in that year that the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) conducted a Journey of Reconciliation, the purpose of which was to direct attention to racial segregation in public transportation.

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