In 1960, the Supreme Court ruled that interstate travel could not be racially segregated. But in the South, this decision brought about little in the way of change. Interstate busts and trains remained segregated, as did restaurants, restrooms, and waiting rooms in bus and train terminals. In 1961 a racially diverse group called the Freedom Riders challenged this segregation. Although they faced overwhelming violence, more than 400 people joined the movement. This book provides a comprehensive look at the bravery of those involved, describes the racism that protesters fought, and outlines how peaceful tactics ultimately led to the desegregation of interstate transportation.