By: Keaton, Morgan & Aaron
CORE was the main leader of freedom rides. Some specific people are...
Ralph Abernathy- helped Martin Luther King Jr. organize SCLC
Stokely Carmichael- SNCC
Martin Luther King Jr.- supporter of freedom rides and helped Abernathy organize SCLC
Diane Nash- helped found SNCC
Fred Shuttleworth- helped Martin Luther King Jr. with SCLC
James Farmer- member of CORE
Robert F. Williams: president of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People branch in North Carolina
John F. Kennedy- president during freedom rides
A intergrated bus ride was organized by Fellowship of Reconciliation to defy the government's racist laws. More bus rides ensued. The Morgan v. Virginia ruling made segregation in transportaion illegal and the Boyton v. Virginia ruling declared segregation in resturaunts and public restrooms also unconstitutional. One violent ride occured on the way to Washington where many of the CORE members were arrested for their protests. Many white mobs awaited the rides with insults flying and threatening actions.