’Freedom Rides’ organized to defy Southern segregation laws, instigate racial riots. Freedom rides were initiated and launched from Washington, D.C., to protest segregation in interstate commerce.
Richert, Lucas Paul. "Start of Freedom rides anti-racism campaign". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 October 2008
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