On December 5, 1960, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that racial segregation in public transportation was illegal in the case Boynton vs. Virginia. The ruling was not actively enforced. In response to continued segregation, in May 1961, the Congress of Racial Equality launched a protest, the Freedom Rides of 1961. Civil rights workers, both black and white, rode buses through the deep South, facing hostility, discrimination and violence.
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