How Well Do You Know the Freedom Riders?

#ICYMI: Today — May 4, 2014 — is the 53rd anniversary of the beginning of the Freedom Rides. For 6 long and dangerous months, black and white Freedom Riders — many in their teens and early twenties — rode together into the South, risking their lives and being subjected to violent beatings and arrests, to protest segregation and racism. Throwback to 6 More Black Girls Your History Books Forgot, and you’ll recognize Diane Nash, who was only 23 at the time, as one of the brave leaders.

Learn more about the Freedom Rides and the riders here:

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