ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - The Freedom Riders Excursions will let riders remember the sacrifices made by people of all races during the July 1961 Freedom Rides.
This month marks the 54th anniversary of a bus trip that left St. Louis to test the Jim Crow laws at transportation facilities in Arkansas and Louisiana. Freedom Rides from all over the country helped end segregation at lunch counters, waiting rooms and bus terminals throughout the South.
The American Association of Railroaders will remind current generations about danger and legacy of the 1961 Freedom Riders with several tours in Downtown St. Louis.
Freedom Riders Excursions
Sunday, July 19, 2015
10 A.M.-2 P.M.
Starting at the NW Corner of Tucker & Market St.
Across from St. Louis City Hall
Downtown St. Louis