Never forget the courage and sacrifice of the Freedom Riders.  Firebombed Freedom Ride bus in Annison, Alabama, on Mother's Day, May 14, 1961.  Photo courtesy of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

Never forget the courage and sacrifice of the Freedom Riders. Firebombed Freedom Ride bus in Annison, Alabama, on Mother's Day, May 14, 1961. Photo courtesy of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

One of high school student Taylor Washington's numerous arrests is immortalized as he yells while passing before me. The photograph became the cover of SNCC's photo book, The Movement, and was reproduced in the former Soviet Union in Pravda, captioned "Police Brutality USA."

One of high school student Taylor Washington's numerous arrests is immortalized as he yells while passing before me. The photograph became the cover of SNCC's photo book, The Movement, and was reproduced in the former Soviet Union in Pravda, captioned "Police Brutality USA."

Kwame Ture (born Stokely Carmichael; June 29, 1941 – November 15, 1998) was a Trinidadian-American black activist active in the 1960s American Civil Rights Movement. He rose to prominence first as a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) later as the "Honorary Prime Minister" of the Black Panther Party. Initially an integrationist, Carmichael later became affiliated with black nationalist and Pan-Africanist movements.  He popularized the term "Black Power".

Kwame Ture (born Stokely Carmichael; June 29, 1941 – November 15, 1998) was a Trinidadian-American black activist active in the 1960s American Civil Rights Movement. He rose to prominence first as a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) later as the "Honorary Prime Minister" of the Black Panther Party. Initially an integrationist, Carmichael later became affiliated with black nationalist and Pan-Africanist movements. He popularized the term "Black Power".

Diane Nash - A leader & strategist of the student wing of the Civil Rights Movement, Diane Nash was a member of the Freedom Riders. She also helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) & the Selma Voting Rights Committee campaign, which helped blacks in the South to vote & have political power. A bright, focused, utterly fearless woman, with an unerring instinct for the correct tactical move at each increment of the crisis; a leader, with flawless instincts.

7 Of The Most Unrecognized Women in Black History

Diane Nash - A leader & strategist of the student wing of the Civil Rights Movement, Diane Nash was a member of the Freedom Riders. She also helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) & the Selma Voting Rights Committee campaign, which helped blacks in the South to vote & have political power. A bright, focused, utterly fearless woman, with an unerring instinct for the correct tactical move at each increment of the crisis; a leader, with flawless instincts.

An African-American Woman Being Carried by the Police During a Civil Rights Protest:  A Proud Heritage: Photos From the Civil Rights Movement

An African-American Woman Being Carried by the Police During a Civil Rights Protest: A Proud Heritage: Photos From the Civil Rights Movement

9 Powerful Photos Of Civil Rights Activists In Training

9 Powerful Photos Of Civil Rights Activists In Training

Passive Resistance Training, SNCC, © The Estate of James Karales, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York. 9 Powerful Photos Of Civil Rights Activists In Training

Four college students sit in seats designated for white people at the racially segregated Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro, NC, in 1960.

Four college students sit in seats designated for white people at the racially segregated Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro, NC, in 1960.

Jon Lewis was 23 when he was selected to be a featured speaker at the March on Washington. He was arrested scores of times during the civil rights movement and was badly beaten during a 1961 freedom ride protesting the segregation of interstate buses and at a 1965 march in Selma, Ala. Both events would prove to be turning points in the struggle for racial equality

Jon Lewis was 23 when he was selected to be a featured speaker at the March on Washington. He was arrested scores of times during the civil rights movement and was badly beaten during a 1961 freedom ride protesting the segregation of interstate buses and at a 1965 march in Selma, Ala. Both events would prove to be turning points in the struggle for racial equality

"Sometimes It's Okay To Break The Law" and they did. #US History and Civil Rights Movement                                                                                                                                                     More

"Sometimes It's Okay To Break The Law" and they did. #US History and Civil Rights Movement More

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