I’m going to begin this “The Best…” list with an excerpt from NPR:
Fifty years ago today, 13 activists piled on a bus headed south to test new laws against segregation. The group of “Freedom Riders” that left Washington, D.C., that day would be one of many to confront racial discrimination in public transportation.
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Here are my choices for The Best Resources For Learning About The “Freedom Riders”:
PBS has a huge Freedom Riders website with tons of resources. They’ll be showing a film on the Freedom Riders later this month.
Ahead Of Anniversary, Freedom Riders Remember comes from NPR.
The New York Times has a slideshow on The Freedom Riders.
The Freedom Riders, Then and Now is from The Smithsonian, and includes a photo and video gallery.
50 years after the Freedom Riders is a Washington Post slideshow.
Freedom Riders remember is a slideshow from The Washington Post.
The History Channel uses Google Earth in an interactive that lets you follow along with Freedom Writers, using maps, images and text.
Representative John Lewis, who died on Friday at 80, was among the 13 original Freedom Riders, who encountered violence and resistance as they rode buses across the South, challenging the U.S.’s segregation laws https://t.co/yyyjPUTKki
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 20, 2020
On this anniversary of the Freedom Rides, we honor those who courageously took a stand against segregation and injustice sixty years ago. Their message of bravery, hope, and unity in diversity continues to inspire us to build a more perfect union for all.
— President Biden (@POTUS) May 4, 2021
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