History Of The Freedom Riders

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The Freedom Riders left Birmingham that Saturday on, May 20, they had been promised police protection, but after ninety miles from the city limits the police disappeared. When they reached Montgomery, angry white mobs was everywhere. Floyd Mann, Director of Public Safety for the state of Alabama, tried to stop the mob, but they continued to beat the Riders and those who came to their aid. Mann finally had to order in state troopers. When news of the Montgomery attack reached the White House, Robert Kennedy decided to send federal marshals to the
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