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In 1947, the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) proposed the “Freedom Riders.” An interracial group would board buses destined for the South. The whites would sit in the back and the blacks in the front. At rest stops, the whites would go into blacks-only areas and vice versa. “This was not civil disobedience, really," explained CORE director James Farmer, "because we [were] merely doing what the Supreme Court said we had a right to do...
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“This was not civil disobedience, really," explained CORE director James Farmer, "because we [were] merely doing what the Supreme Court said we had a right to do." "We felt we could count on the racists of the South to create a crisis so that the federal government would be compelled to enforce the law," said Farmer...
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