Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Ain't Scared of Your Jails

The Freedom Rides consisted of a group of interracial individuals riding from town to town and peacefully protesting. Whites rode on the back of the bus and blacks on the front of the bus. They would get off the buses at rest stops and use the opposite color's waiting rooms, facilities, etc. The goal of the Freedom Rides was to over-through the segregation issues on interstates and at rest stops. Even after being beaten nearly to death, Jim Zwerg said, "Segregation must stop. We will continue to ride." The riders were not going to give up and continued to push farther south.


  1. That is gutsy to go directly against the "laws" they had then to use other races facilities. I wish, or atleast hope I would be that brave in an instance of utmost importance like that.

  2. I do not think I would have the guts to do what they did. I probably would have sat and watched just hoping for a change. I feel like in our world today a lot of what we want is much easier for us to achieve without having to stand up to our police force. We are lucky!

  3. it really showes how much they wanted to see some change and be treated as equals. its amazing how they knew how much danger they were going to be in, but that didnt stop them. Great Post!