1961 - Struggle for Equality

May 8, 1961 - The "Freedom Riders" are a group of civil rights workers traveling the South to challenge the system that separate people according to race, called "segregation." In Charlotte, a black Freedom Rider named Joe Perkins tries to get for a shoe-shine from the bus station's "white only" barber shop. Perkins is jailed! This is only the first of numerous arrests the Freedom Riders will endure in their quest

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