Sunday, May 15, 2011
'Freedom Riders' Remembered 50 Years Later
VOAVdeo: 'Freedom Riders' Remembered 50 Years Later
In 1960, the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed racial segregation in restaurants and bus terminals serving interstate travel, but African-Americans who tried to sit in the "whites only" section risked injury or even death at the hands of white mobs. In May of 1961, groups of black and white civil rights activists set out together to change all that.