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Freedom's Main LineThe Journey of Reconciliation and the Freedom Rides$
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Derek Charles Catsam

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780813125114

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813125114.001.0001

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“We Challenged Jim Crow”

“We Challenged Jim Crow”

The Journey of Reconciliation and the Emergence of Direct Action Civil Rights Protest in the 1940s

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Four men representing a pacifist human rights organization called the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) and a civil rights organization that advocated the restoration of black rights through nonviolent protests were arrested on April 13, 1947, for breaking the laws imposed by Jim Crow transportation regarding passenger segregation. These men participated actively in the “Journey of Reconciliation”. Their aim was to examine the Supreme Court's decision and to see how this proved that the Jim Crow seating for interstate passengers was illicit. The Freedom Ride consisted of eight black men and eight white men, and the Journey made several developments for civil rights.

Keywords:   Fellowship of Reconciliation, Supreme Court, Journey of Reconciliation, Jim Crow, interstate passengers, seating

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