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The Freedom Riders leave Washington, D.C. to challenge segregated travel facilities in the South
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Led by James Farmer, the Freedom Riders, an integrated group of thirteen CORE members, leave Washington, D.C. on a bus tour to challenge segregated travel facilities in the South. The biracial group encounters physical violence, including beatings and arson, as well as legal harassment.

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