NAACP Freedom Bus and riders.

NAACP Freedom Bus and riders.

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/807
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Title

  • NAACP Freedom Bus and riders.

Image Number

  • PR00833

Year

  • 1961

Series Title

General Note

  • Freedom Riders were civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into segregated Southern states in 1961 and following years to challenge the non-enforcement of United States Supreme Court decisions which ruled that segregated public buses were unconstitutional. The Southern states had ignored the rulings and the federal government did nothing to enforce them.

    Biography Note

  • Opie Evans was an Akron, Ohio photographer, publisher and businessman.

Photographer/Personal Author

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 8 x 10 in.

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