The Heinous 1961 KKK Attack on the Freedom Riders

From:The 1960s

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In May 1961, a bus carrying black and white anti-segregation activists called the Freedom Riders rolled into Alabama and was immediately attacked by KKK members. This event was captured in a series of jarring images by photographer Joe Postiglione.