WONDER #2432: Who Were the Freedom Riders?
Question 1 of 3
What was the main idea of this Wonder?
- The Freedom Riders were a group of people who worked to desegregate bus routes in the early 1960s.
- The ICC officially desegregated its busses on November 1, 1961.
- It took a long time for segregation to end.
- The first Freedom Ride started in Washington, DC, on two buses headed for New Orleans, Louisiana.
Question 2 of 3
The ____________________________ was the group that organized the first Freedom Ride.
- International Commerce Commission (ICC)
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
- Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)
- Freedom Riders International (FRI)
Question 3 of 3
Which piece of evidence could you use to prove that the Freedom Riders were brave?
- “CORE knew the Freedom Rides would be dangerous. Many white people in the South were determined to keep segregation in place.”
- “They boarded two buses in Washington, DC.”
- “All-in-all, over 400 Freedom Riders took part in the desegregation of federal buses. Most were between 18 and 30 years old.”
- “In 1961, many parts of American society were still segregated.”
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