This portion of the website
is to provide K-12 teachers with resources for their classrooms.
A variety of lesson plan ideas, websites, and exceptional books
on the civil rights and the Freedom Riders can be explored below.
The Library of Congress has a wealth of resources including
their own online exhibition of the civil rights called
of Civil Rightswith an entire Learning
Page for classroom use.
The University of Mississippi has created a website
to supplement the movie, The Children Shall Lead.
Their website on the Freedom
Riders includes lesson
plan ideas, photographs,
and much more... Click
here to begin your exploration.
Press released this map andtext that
describes the freedom rides in 1961. The Library of Congress
published this information on their website. Click
here to see this American Treausre
of the Library of Congress.
The WGBH Educational Foundation published multimedia
resources for classroom and professional development.
At the Teacher's Domain, teachers can download a video
of James Farmer speaking about the Freedom Rides and
see how it may be used in conjunction with the National
here to visit this rich website.
Ben Cox won the Giraffe Award at Urbana Middle School.
The Giraffe Award is awarded to people who stick
out their neck for the good of others. Ben Cox, having
been one of the original Freedom Riders, was honored
to receive the award.
Read more about the Giraffe
Program. It might be something that you bring into
your classroom or school. The
Giraffe Heros Project
activists finally pardoned. Alabama
has voted to pardon those who protested against
race segregation, some 50 years after Rosa Parks
refused to give up her bus seat to a white man. Click
here to read the article.
the CNN Website, you can read a transcript of Hank
Thomas Recounting his trip on the bus during the
freedom ride. Click
here to read the transcript. [Aired May 12, 2001]
more basic information about the Freedom Riders?
Wikipedia provides a general overview of the freedom
here to read the general overview.
2001, The Freedom Riders held their 40th Reunion
in Jackson Mississippi. This site provides general
information about the Freedom Riders along with photos
and artifacts. Click
here to Visit the Reunion Site.
B. Fankhauser a Professor of Biology and Chemistry
at U.C. Clermont College has put together a collection
of images from the freedom rides and the Civil
here to visit his site, Freedom
Rides: Recollections by David Fankhauser.
Congress of Racial Equality was founded in 1942 to
provide service for Racial Equality. Click
here to visit the CORE website.
In this article published in the Summer
2001 issue of Tulanian, Suzanne Johnson reports
on her visit with Hank Thomas one of the original
Freedom Riders. Click
here to read her article titled, The Stand.
Immigrant Worker Freedom Ride Coalition provides
a wealth of information to education yourself about
the freedom rides. Click
here to visit their website. Also, if you
visit the FindLaw
website you can read the U.S. Supreme
Court case Cox v. Louisiana. Click
here to read the
Arsenault, Raymond. Freedom Riders: 1961 and
the Struggle for Racial Justice (Pivotal Moments
in American History). Oxford University
Press, January 2006. [Read
Bausam, Ann. Freedom Riders: John Lewis and
Jim Zwerg on the Front Lines of the Civil Rights
Movement. National Geographic Children's
Books, December 2005. [Read
Clar, D., David Garrow, Gerald Gill, Vincent Harding
eds. The Eyes on the Prize Civil
Rights Reader : Documents, Speeches, and Firsthand
Accounts from the Black Freedom Struggle (Eyes
on the Prize). New York, NY:
Penguin Books, 1991. [Read