QOTD 02.26.2017

“If [we] had been stopped as a result of violence, I strongly felt that the future of the movement was going to be cut short. The impression would have been that whenever a movement starts, all [you have to do] is attack it with massive violence and [they will] stop.” –Diane Nash on the 1961 Freedom Rides

Fifty-five years ago today – on February 26, 1962 – the U.S. Supreme Court ruled segregated transportation facilities – both interstate and intrastate – were unconstitutional.

589b42475b926-imageThe Greyhound bus of Freedom Riders in flames after being attacked & burned in Anniston, Alabama on 05/14/1961.
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