Standing up for the right thing or Arrogant?
Who were the Freedom Riders? What were they trying to do?
The Freedom Riders were a group of black activists who were fighting for equality and anti-segregation around America. The first Freedom Ride began on May 4, 1961. Led by CORE Director James Farmer, 13 riders (seven black, six white, including Genevieve Hughes, William E. Harbour, and Ed Blankenheim) left Washington, DC, on Greyhound and Trailways buses.
Leaders of the movement
Martin Luther King Jnr
Martin Luther King Jnr was at the fore front of the start to the Civil Rights Movements. He was a religious man and reverend of his church. In all the protests he encouraged his fellow back people to be disciplined and have a non-violent approach.