Testing the Enforcement of the Boynton Case
The First Idea
They thought of Freedom Rides idea was first conceived back in 1947 when CORE and the Fellowship of Reconciliation established a bus that was interracial. This was meant to test a Supreme Court action which made segregation on interstate buses unconstitutional. This also tested segregation in the upper south, avoiding the lower South. Unfortunately, this didn't get much attention, until fourteen years later. The idea was brought back by CORE, and it eventually received enough attention to force changes in federal enforcement, and policies.
Lafayette took part in a freedom ride, but after this, his parents wouldn't let him do it again.
Took part in a freedom ride with Lafayette, and later joined the activist group.