Did they encounter resistance explain of freedom riders?
yes they were beaten
Freedom Riders were a group of northern and southern civil rights activists who sought to end racial segregation on interstate transportation, such as buses. They traveled in buses, blacks and whites together, throughout the South where they met resistance, ridicule and violence - at times, their buses were torched, they were attacked with clubs and generally harrassed.
What the Whites Did The KKK and other racially prejudiced whites discriminated , harassed , and beat them. Not all whites supported that, though. In fact, some of the Freedom Riders were white. The first group of Freedom Riders was almost evenly split, with 7 Aftrican-Americans and 6 whites. Those whites who beat the Riders singled out white Freedom Riders to beat more severely.
Murdered Freedom Riders The three murdered Freedom Riders were: James Chaney, a black man from Mississippi Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman - white men from New York They took part in the 1964 program to organize voter education and registration programs throughout Mississippi. The program was called "Freedom Summer."
Freedom Riders were Civil Rights activists, mostly young, white and black, and from the northern states, who took "Freedom Rides" on buses into the southern states in order to test the Supreme Court case of Boyton v. Virginia, which proclaimed that racial segregation in restaurants and waiting rooms in bus and train stations, was unconstitutional. The first Freedom Ride left Washington D.C. in May 1961. Later Freedom Riders went into the most segregated areas of…
Protection of Freedom Riders During the first Freedom Ride, very little to nothing was done to protect the Freedom Riders. Local officials did nothing to stop the beatings and harassment. Attorney General Robert Kennedy sent an aid to attempt to calm the situation. Alabama State Highway Patrol escorted the bus from Birmingham to the Montgomery city limits, but violence broke out at the bus station; the Riders were brutally beaten without intervention from police. At…