Posts Tagged ‘ Freedom Rides ’

The Freedom Riders: The Courage of the Greatest Youth Generation

May 7, 2011
The Freedom Riders: The Courage of the Greatest Youth Generation

Fifty years ago, 14 black students from Tennessee State University were beaten and arrested during the Freedom Rides that helped integrate the South. For their courage, they were expelled from school, and informed of that decision by letter while still jailed in Mississippi. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Rides. Read...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in African American History, Black History, Civil Rights Movement, Race | No Comments »

Celebrating the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee: The Engine and Energy of the Civil Rights Movement

April 30, 2010
Celebrating the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee: The Engine and Energy of the Civil Rights Movement

Surely, Martin Luther King had the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in mind when he asserted: “I am convinced that the student movement that was taking place all over the South in 1960 was one of the most significant developments in the whole civil rights struggle. It was no overstatement to characterize these events...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted in African American History, Black History, Civil Rights, Politics, Race | No Comments »

Sponsored By