in Freedom's Main Line

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780813125114
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135137 | DOI:

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Even though there already had been several incidences which resulted in the initial Freedom Riders groups being arrested and sent back to their homes, the movement never wanted for volunteers, and several ministers and students actively engaged in their advocacies. However, many Americans failed to understand their purpose and did not approve of the actions of the Freedom Riders in seeking civil rights. It is important to note that Mississippi persisted and continued to pose various challenges. CORE believed that the state would be able to address such issues through examining test cases. The state however remained firm in its stand. This concluding chapter summarizes the various aspects of the contributions of the Freedom Riders.

Keywords: Freedom Riders; CORE; civil rights; test cases; Mississippi

Chapter.  11407 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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