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A Digital Way to Follow the Freedom Riders’ Journey

HISTORY is proud to join with Google Earth to present an interactive view of the Freedom Rides. On the first day of May, in 1961, a group of 13 activists gathered to prepare for one of the most harrowing and courageous challenges to segregation in America.  Travel along the bus route the Freedom Riders took and learn about the non-violent strategies they used to achieve racial justice for travelers in the Jim Crow South.

Follow the Freedom Riders’ Journey Against Segregation During the Civil Rights Era by Thad Morgan                                                                         Click here to go to Google Earth to see the complete journey

Please consider donation to the History News Network. 

HNN provides multiple ways to make a donation.

  • By giving securely online. Click here and the link will take you to the GWU donation page. On the donation page, click the yellow “View all gift options” button.  In the drop-down menu select “DIrect my gift to:” and select “History News Network.”  Then click the green button that says “Next: Gift Details” and fill out the requested fields.
  • By mailing your check, made out to The George Washington University and with the name of the department and HNN in the memo line, to:

The George Washington University
PO Box 98131
Washington, DC 20077-9756

  • By phone by calling the GW Annual Fund at 1-800-789-2611.

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