Wednesday, May 04, 2011
50 Years Ago Today Freedom Rides Began
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The Encyclopedia of Alabama has an excellent overview of this important part of the United States' Civil Rights Movement history.
BPL's Digital Collections includes several scrapbooks of contemporary newspaper articles covering the events.
PBS will air a documentary about the Freedom Riders on May 16. There is an online exhibit, timeline, biographies, and additional information to accompany this program. Birmingham Public Library's Archives Department contributed to this production.