American Experience; Freedom Riders; Interview with Clayborne Carson, 4 of 4
xm oh oh this point bobby kennedy understands the us to take some action to get the free devices stop and he actually chooses to take years to go to the interstate commerce commission and ask them to issue a ruling on this basically to bring about desegregation of southern now a bus terminals and so this is what he does and he in return for that he wants the freedom rides to stop wants them to gaza calling after reporters though he still has it will require that well this is a big officials consistently misjudged by that basically properly parton was going to
frighten off the freedom riders of them i thought the idea coming back for trial come about would also up but not the freedom riders because they would want to come back to the stage after going through partial but i think they were wrong on both counts the freedom riders not only come back and and face the courts but they come back in and much larger way they they make a decision that mississippi is going to be the target and that some of them decide that they're going to stay in mississippi and and not during all this time you have a young people in mississippi inspired by the freedom rides are deciding that they are going to start mobilizing so now the mississippi are officials to start miscalculated totally this is just people coming back to mississippi is
weakened you can imagine how many young person at that point must've felt that what they had been through in the past few weeks and they had been through and mob violence they had been through parchment and overcome their fear of coming in mississippi strong stronghold of segregation on they had grown up very rapidly they had gained as a sense of confidence in their ability to not only stand up to southern segregationists but also to stand up to the kennedy administration so coming back to the city the outcome they came back to mississippi as soon as the young people who had overcome a great deal and now they had lost their fear
of the the ultimate punishment that they can receive in and segregation cell they no longer feared southern jails they no longer fear the possibility of violence against them yet they they really conquered their own their own fears and now they were prepared to take on even more the freedom rides pruett that dedicated of protesters and take the initiative and then moving the black freedom struggle to another level that now oh there was no part of the country that they were afraid to go in now they could get the attention of the federal government now they had demonstrated that there was a strong country and the people and the self prepared to to take enormous risks to bring
about change so on so that the freedom rides was a demonstration at them but the southern movement had reached a new stage in its ability to bring about change safety this is the freedom riots that demonstrated that there was a group of dedicated people who are determined to bring about change in the south in an able to face up to enormous violence enormous threats i am and a proven that they could overcome those whatever fears they might have had and that they can that it not only survived the worst of the self control at them but they could actually prevail over here
so well no infringement why i i think for young people like myself at the time that the victims are for the freedom first demonstrated that the freedom rights demonstrating that there was a group of dedicated people who are willing to take on enormous risks to bring about change and this was something that was crucially important in terms of giving confidence that the movement could not be stopped there was it was going to push forward and that it was going to be led by the senate did agree to dedicated group of
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- 0x0BClayborne Carson is an African-American professor of history at Stanford University, and director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute.
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