The Freedom Riders: Timeline, Summary & Facts


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Which of the following groups organized the Freedom Rides of the early 1960s?

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1. Which one of the following men was a co-founder of CORE and main organizer of the Freedom Rides?

2. Although there was violence in a number of cities, primarily in the South, one of the worst incidents took place in which one of the following cities, where a Greyhound Bus was firebombed?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Be aware that you'll be tested with this quiz and worksheet on topics like the original Freedom Riders, violence against the Freedom Riders, and sitting arrangements on public buses.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

More exactly, you're going to be asked about:

  • Black Civil Rights groups who started the Freedom Riders
  • The two leaders of the group, CORE
  • An especially violent encounter regarding a Greyhound Bus
  • The U.S. Attorney General who sided with the Freedom Riders
  • An outcome of the Freedom Rides

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the founding of the Freedom Riders
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding violence against protesters and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the governments issuing of equal rights for bus patrons

Additional Learning

In order to gain more of an understanding on the Freedom Riders, have a look at the affiliated lesson named The Freedom Riders: Timeline, Summary & Facts. The lesson is going to focus on:

  • Summer of 1961's Freedom Rides
  • Attacks on the Freedom Riders
  • The response to the attacks on Freedom Riders
  • Accomplishments of the Freedom Rides