James Peck

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History of James Peck

James Peck was born in 1914. He was involved in the Civil Rights movement and the fight for equal rights for all people throughout his life. He took place in the Journey of Reconciliation and Freedom Ride.

Freedom Rides

In 1961, a group of men and women, both black and white, embarked on a journey to test the new ruling by the Supreme Court that made segregation on interstate buses unconstitutional. As they traveled south, the riders encountered great violence from groups such as the KKK.