Recounting Freedom Riders’ fight against US segregation in 1961

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    Between May and November of 1961, hundreds of young people set out – on buses – to challenge segregation in the southern United States.

    The “Freedom Riders”, as they were known, were often beaten and arrested at their destinations.

    Sixty years later – two of them have been recalling that summer to Al Jazeera.

    Al Jazeera’s Kristen Saloomey has more from New York.

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