The Freedom Riders

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Students will be able to:
•Understand that segregation existed in many areas of life in the South, including transportation, public accommodations, schools, stores and neighborhoods
•Understand that segregation was sometimes enforced by law, sometimes by tradition and sometimes with violence
•Explain how segregation involved both state and federal laws
•Understand the tenets of nonviolent social protest
•Analyze how nonviolent protest transformed the United States during the civil rights movement
•Analyze why ordinary individuals risked their lives to end segregation

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