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Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961 by Larry Dane Brimner
The story of the Freedom Riders, who boarded buses in Washington, D.C., for New Orleans, Louisiana, as a way to draw attention to the lack of enforcement of the laws prohibiting segregation on buses crossing state lines and at bus stations.
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