As the Freedom Rides went along…

Where did women stand? They contributed to the Freedom Riders, making up one quarter of the overall group. However, rarely was a woman at the forefront of the struggle, except for perhaps Diane Nash, one of the leaders and inspirational voices for the Freedom Rides.

Here we will explore what attracted these women to the Freedom Rides and how their demographics look within the movement. In this manner we will uncover what their motivations and inspirations were to keep going.