May. 4, 2020

May 4, 1961 Freedom Riders Begin A Dangerous Journey

On May 4, 1961, 13 Freedom Riders started a journey into the belly of the beast of a racism from the Greyhound Bus Station in Washington, DC. Their journey would forever change the landscape of this nation's perception of the level of hatred that existed at that time. The Black Blogger reads aloud a little history of the events that transpired on May 20th and May 21st in Montgomery, Alabama as well as a congressional salute to those heroic​ individuals who looked death square in the eye. They faced turmoil in Anniston, Alabama as well as Birmingham, Alabama, Jackson, Mississippi but today I concentrated on the savagery of Montgomery, Alabama. Would you make the journey? Would practice nonviolent direct action against pure hate? These individuals were fearless warriors who exhibited super human courage. Yes, I absolutely place the Freedom Riders high on the pedestal of heroic action.