First ‘Freedom Riders’ depart

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(Thursday, May 4, 1961) — The first group of 13 Freedom Riders boarded interstate buses in Washington, D.C., and traveled through the Deep South, bound for New Orleans, to defy Jim Crow laws that enforced segregated travel.

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