In May 1961 mob violence broke out in Montgomery, Alabama, at
the Greyhound Bus Station, during a 'Freedom Ride''. Freedom Rides
were bus journeys by Civil Rights activists, black and white, to
challenge segregation on buses and in waiting rooms. A mob
surrounded and attacked a bus of activists, beating and injuring
the riders. Despite this, Freedom Rides carried on and an
eventually led to the desegregation of interstate traffic.
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- American Civil-Rights Movement in the 1960s