◀ ▶ Exhibitions From The Vault A Culture of Resistance The Rise of Jim Crow Separate is Not Equal The Year They Walked Standing Up by Sitting Down We Are Prepared to Die The Children Shall Lead Them For Jobs and Freedom Is this America? How Long? Not Long. What Do We Want? Join the Movement World in Transition I Am A Man King's Last Hours Legacy Building Changing Gallery Exhibitions Past Exhibitions We Are Prepared to Die: The Freedom Rides 1961 Following a 1960 Supreme Court decision outlawing segregation in bus and train terminals, the Congress of Racial Equality initiated a new Freedom Ride in 1961. The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee stepped in and took over the rides, sending hundreds of young people into the south. This exhibit also highlights the Kennedy administration's reluctance to step into the conflict during this Cold War period. In addition, histories of six Freedom Riders who were imprisoned in Parchman Penitentiary in Mississippi are available.