Amplifying the messages of the movement for racial equity, justice, diversity, and inclusion.
About Roc Freedom Riders
The Freedom Riders activated advocacy in May 1961 to determine the tractability of two Supreme Court rulings:
Morgan v. Virginia (1946): Implementing and enforcing segregation on interstate buses and trains are unconstitutional.
Boynton v. Virginia (1960): Segregated bathrooms, waiting rooms, and lunch counters are unconstitutional.
The original 13 Freedom Riders were Black and white men and women who tested court rulings amid the inhumane experiences faced by Black people who were told where they could walk, talk, drink, eat, and rest and faced deadly consequences if they didn’t abide by what were then the laws in this country.
These brave men and women would board busses to travel to the segregated South to sit at lunch counters, use bathrooms, and infiltrate spaces to ensure Supreme Court rulings were being acknowledged in racially segregated communities.
Roc Freedom Riders Pledge
Freedom Riders: The Orginal 51
ROC Freedom Riders: BLKOUT The Fourth
ROC Freedom Riders: Why We Ride
ROC FREEDOM RIDERS CAPTAINS' CORNER
The eyes and ears of the rides, our captains push bicycle safety and reinforce the messages of the movement. Comprised of Black and non-Black human beings, each captain brings with them a unique personal and professional background and eager for systems to radically change.