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Freedom's Main Line: The Journey of Reconciliation and the Freedom Rides

Derek Charles Catsam


In 1961, the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and other civil rights groups began organizing the Freedom Rides. The Freedom Riders were volunteers of different backgrounds who travelled on buses throughout the American South to help enforce the Supreme Court ruling that had declared racial segregation on public transportation illegal. This book shows how the Freedom Rides were crucial in raising awareness among decision makers and in bringing the realities of racial segregation into American homes through national media coverage.

Keywords: Congress of Racial Equality, CORE, civil rights groups, Freedom Rides, buses, South, racial segregation, volunteers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780813125114
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813125114.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Derek Charles Catsam, author