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Civil Rights Movement in Montgomery: Freedom Rides

Guide to the exhibits in the LWLC's Civil Rights Interactive Room

Recommended Books

Recommended Links

oprah.com

Credit: oprah.com

Retrace the Rides

Oprah Winfrey's tribute to the Freedom Riders

pbs.org

Credit:  pbs.org

American Experience: Freedom Riders

Documentary is based on Raymond Arsenault's book Freedom Riders:  1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice." 

About the Freedom Rides

  • Timeline 
    "Freedom Riders Timeline." WGBH American Experience
  • Overview  
    "Freedom Rides." Encyclopedia of Alabama
  • Perspectives  
    "Get on the bus: The Freedom Riders of 1961." National Public Radio-Fresh Air

Freedom Riders

Credit: pbs.org

Documents

     

  

Governor declares martial law 

See the proclamation at the Alabama Department of Archives & History website.  

 

Montgomery Advertiser Freedom Riders

See the Montgomery Advertiser microfilm in the LWLC Special Collections (First Floor) 


See Freedom Riders memobilia at the LWLC Archives (Second Floor)   

 

 

                                         

                                               

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Oral Histories

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Congressman John Lewis discusses Freedom Rides. 

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Freedom Rides Organizer Diane Nash discusses the Movement. 

 

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