MAY 20, 1961: FREEDOM RIDERS ATTACKED AT MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA

BY WALTER OPINDE On this day, 20th May 1961, a group of African-American Freedom Riders, in a bus fully loaded by freedom fighters, were attacked by a mob of about 300 white segregationists at a bus depot in Montgomery, Alabama. A team of freedom fighters famously known as “Freedom Riders,” including both white civil rights…

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