#4 The Beginning of the Freedom Rides (James Farmer's Reflections). 1987. 29min. (captioned)
In these video segments, James Farmer reflects on the beginning of the Freedom Ride journey from D.C. to Montgomery. He tells stories of the reaction to the rides in states, like Virginia and North Carolina, and how violence began in South Carolina and culminated in brutal attacks in Alabama. Farmer relates how he was forced to leave the Ride before Alabama to attend his father’s funeral. At the end of the lecture, Farmer explains that Diane Nash and Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) joined CORE in the Freedom Rides.
Farmer, James, 1920-1999
University of Mary Washington
[Transcript] link: crmvet.org/comm/farmer/004_beginning_freedom_rides.pdf
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