John F. Kennedy's Freedom Rides

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Throughout the Freedom Rides, the authorities never really helped the riders. They would begin to protect them and wind up abandoning the group when the whites would come to attack. These attacks wouldn’t be stopped until Attorney General Kennedy sent large amounts of marshals to stop the violence. Kennedy seemed to be one of the only ones who wanted to help protect the riders, so when they were under attack they would call him and ask for his help. He would send federal marshals, who actually at one riot, filled the white mob with tear gas. Although there were men like Kennedy, who assisted the riders, there were many officers who did their best to bring them down. Yet again, from the help of Kennedy, the Interstate Commerce Commission issued
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