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Freedom Rides of 1961 (CRMVets) [PDF]
Freedom Rides (CRMVets: Timeline & History)
The Freedom Riders, Robert McAfee Brown & Frank Randal (CORE Pamphlet)
Freedom Rides, New South, 1961 (Multiple articles)
Freedom Riders Speak For Themselves, News & Letters, 1961. (Multiple Articles)
The White Problem, Albert Bigelow. Liberation, 1961.
The Freedom Rides: Were They in Vain? by Terry Sullivan, 1962.
In Pursuit of Freedom, William Mahoney. Liberation, 1961.
A Freedom Rider Speaks His Mind, Jimmy Mcdonald. Freedomways, 1961.
Journey to Prison, Abdul Aziz Khaalis
The Freedom Ride and the Truman Walk, James Peck. Liberation, June 1961.
If I Ever Write Down the Story of My Life..., Rick Sheviakov
Freedom Ride, David Fankhauser.
"..They're Going to Burn Us Up!", excerpt from Freedom Riders...
Freedom Riders Mug Shots (Eric Etheridge)
Demographic-Political Analysis of Freedom Riders, Henry Gerner, 1964.
Support flyers, Chicago.
Riders in Lynch Jail, CORE press release, November 10, 1961.
Freedom Ride Travel Costs,
Requisition Procedure, Wyatt T. Walker, James W. Wood, Freedom Ride
Coordinating Committee. May 31. 1961.
See also Freedom Rides
for web links.
The map below is from an Associated Press article in February 1962. It
accompanied a feature story on the Freedom Rides of 1961 and maps the
rides referred to in the AP story.
Note that the map shows only a few of the more than 60 Freedom
Rides that criss-crossed the South between May and November of 1961.
Freedom Rider 50th Anniv. Events — 2011
50th Anniversary, Chicago, IL. April 29-May 2.
50th Anniversary & Museum, Montgomery AL. May 20.
S.W. Georgia Project 50th Anniv. Reunion, Albany, GA. June 2-4.
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