Freedom Rides Continue

May 17 - New Orleans, LA - The freedom riders met and decided to end the original CORE-panned freedom rides.   At this point, the Nashville Student Movement, SNCC, SCLC and other concerned individuals (white and black rabbis, lawyers and college professors) joined the efforts and decided to continue the Rides. Violence continued throughout the Ride until President Kennedy sent Federal troops into Montgomery to reestablish order.   With the aid of the troops, the assistance of the President and the commitment of the riders, the Freedom Rides continued and were successful.   Four months later, on September 22, the Interstate Commerce Commission issued an order to ban segregation in interstate terminal facilities (effective as of November 1, 1961).