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James Farmer and the Freedom Rides

Eyes on the prize (Television program)--excerpts

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Title:James Farmer and the Freedom Rides | Eyes on the prize (Television program)--excerpts

This interview with civil rights leader James Farmer recalls the Freedom Rides of 1961, when an interracial group rode two buses through the South to test enforcement of recent Supreme Court rulings that banned segregated seating on interstate buses and trains. More than 300 Freedom Riders were arrested and jailed before the Interstate Commerce Commission enforced the rulings.

Includes a background essay, discussion questions, and alignments to teaching standards.

Major funding for this project is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Supported in part by a grant from the Open Society Institute.

Grade range: 6-12.

A transcript of the Quicktime movie is available.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Instructional materials | Teaching guides | Resource units | Interviews | Oral histories | Transcripts | Moving images
Subjects:Farmer, James, 1920- | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968 | Patterson, John Malcolm, 1921- | Eastland, James O. (James Oliver), 1904-1986 | Castle, Doris Jean, d. 1997 | Segregation in transportation--Southern States | Civil rights demonstrations--Southern States | Mobs--Alabama--Montgomery | Intimidation--Alabama--Anniston | Civil rights workers--Violence against | Discrimination in public accommodations--Southern States | Arson--Alabama--Anniston | United States--Race relations | Freedom Rides, 1961 | United States. Interstate Commerce Commission | Congress of Racial Equality | Direct action--Southern States | Intervention (Federal government)--Southern States | Washington (D.C.) | Montgomery (Ala.) | Montgomery County (Ala.) | Anniston (Ala.) | Calhoun County (Ala.) | Jackson (Miss.) | Hinds County (Miss.)
Collection:Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Special Collection
Institution:WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributors:Washington University Libraries, Henry Hampton Collection | Teacher's Domain Civil Rights Special Collection | WGBH Educational Foundation | Farmer, James, 1920-
Online Publisher:[Boston, Mass.] : WGBH Educational Foundation | 2002/2008
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The Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Collection is a collaborative production of WGBH Education Productions, the WGBH Media Library, and WGBH Interactive, in partnership with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Washington University in St. Louis.

©2004 Washington University Libraries

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Forms part of: Teacher's Domain Civil Right Special Collection.

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