Some just live first. Beware empty red wagons in snow. It’s going to be a cold winter. Plant your Victory community garden now.

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Lorraine Building

WE ARE PREPARED TO DIE: THE FREEDOM RIDES 1961

Following a 1960 Supreme Court decision outlawing segregation in bus and train terminals, the Congress of Racial Equality initiated a new Freedom Ride in 1961. The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee stepped in and took over the rides, sending hundreds of young people into the south. This exhibit also highlights the Kennedy administration’s reluctance to step into the conflict during this Cold War period. In addition, histories of six Freedom Riders who were imprisoned in Parchman Penitentiary in Mississippi are available.

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