WONDER #2432: Who Were the Freedom Riders?

Question 1 of 3

What was the main idea of this Wonder?

  1. The Freedom Riders were a group of people who worked to desegregate bus routes in the early 1960s.
  2. The ICC officially desegregated its busses on November 1, 1961.
  3. It took a long time for segregation to end.
  4. 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.

  1. International Commerce Commission (ICC)
  2. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  3. Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)
  4. Freedom Riders International (FRI)

Question 3 of 3

Which piece of evidence could you use to prove that the Freedom Riders were brave?

  1. “CORE knew the Freedom Rides would be dangerous. Many white people in the South were determined to keep segregation in place.”
  2. “They boarded two buses in Washington, DC.”
  3. “All-in-all, over 400 Freedom Riders took part in the desegregation of federal buses. Most were between 18 and 30 years old.”
  4. “In 1961, many parts of American society were still segregated.”

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