The Freedom Rides, led by CORE, were scheduled to end with a freedom rally in New Orleans, La. on May 17, celebrating the seventh anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision by the Supreme Court. Wanting to continue testing desegregation in interstate travel, a group of ten members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee left Nashville, Tenn. for Birmingham, Ala. Once they arrived they were promptly arrested by police and held in protective custody.
Freedom ride Itinerary
Nashville Freedom Riders