The Reverse Freedom Rides

Many folks have heard of the Freedom Rides of 1961, when black and white civil rights activists rode buses collectively to the South to protest segregation. But most individuals have by no means heard of what occurred the very subsequent summer season, when Southern segregationists determined to strike again, utilizing unsuspecting black households as pawns.

Lela Mae Williams, 36, and 7 of her 9 kids on arrival in Hyannis, Mass., May 23, 1962. Frank C. Curtin/Associated Press conceal caption

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Lela Mae Williams, 36, and 7 of her 9 kids on arrival in Hyannis, Mass., May 23, 1962.

Frank C. Curtin/Associated Press

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