The Journey of Reconciliation (1946 & 1947) 

The Journey of Reconciliation was a landmark event in the Civil Rights Movement in 1947. Organized by the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), 16 Black and White activists embarked on a bus trip through the South to challenge segregation in public transportation and test a recent Supreme Court ruling that banned segregation on interstate buses and trains. The Journey of Reconciliation was one of the first integrated Freedom Rides, and the activists faced significant opposition and violence from segregationists. Despite the danger, the activists continued their journey, staging nonviolent protests at bus stations and engaging in sit-ins at segregated lunch counters. The Journey of Reconciliation helped lay the foundation for the Freedom Rides of the 1960s.


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