Honoring the Freedom Riders’ 60th Anniversary
Following on the heels of the early 1960s boycotts and sit-ins against segregated lunch counters throughout the South, the Freedom Rides began May 4, 1961, as a mobile Civil Rights movement. The Freedom Riders arrived in Jackson, MS, May 24, 1961, by bus, plane, and train. These courageous individuals faced intimidation and death in order to end Jim Crow travel laws. “The Ride for Freedom” is a documentary film that shares the compelling stories of a few brave Mississippians who chose to step up and participate in the Freedom Rides. Produced by NMHS Unlimited, it is available in DVD and thumb drive formats for only $10. Order your copy here today!
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