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The Freedom Rides (Grade 8)

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The Freedom Rides

The first Freedom Ride was organized to highlight the non-enforcement of the Supreme Court cases of Morgan v. Virginia and                            .
  1. Brown v. Board of Education
  2. Garner v. Louisiana
  3. Boynton v. Virgina
  4. Plessy v. Ferguson
The Congress on Racial Equality and the                                                          sponsored the first Freedom Ride.
  1. National Association for the Advancement of Color People
  2. Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
  3. American Equal Rights Association
  4. Anti Defamation League
Who was the Birmingham, Alabama police commissioner that asked the KKK for help stopping the Freedom Ride?
  1. George Wallace
  2. Ross Barnet
  3. Bull Connor
  4. Jim Clark
One member of the Freedom Riders on each bus always followed segregation laws so that in case the others were arrested there would be someone to contact CORE and arrange for bail.
  1. True
  2. False
One of the buses was firebombed and the riders where beaten when they reached which city?
  1. Birmingham
  2. Winnisboro
  3. Anniston
  4. Selma
Following attacks in Birmingham and Montgomery, what arrangement did the Kennedy Administration work at with the governors of Alabama and Mississippi?

Following the violence in Montgomery, President Kennedy called for a                                                from the Freedom Rides.
What was the response of CORE to President Kennedy's call for a "cooling off period" from the Freedom Rides?

How many years after the Interstate Commerce Commission ruled that interstate buses could not be segregated was it before they finally implemented the order to enforce the ruling?
  1. 2
  2. 4
  3. 6
  4. 8
What was the ultimate impact of the Freedom Rides?

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