Freedom Ride Stops in Tallahassee

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15 Jun 1961

1961 – Ten members of the Interfaith Freedom Ride were arrested in the Tallahassee Municipal Airport after attempting to eat at a segregated airport restaurant. The group rode from Washington D.C. to Tallahassee in a move of protest against the segregated interstate busing system in the south, ending their trip in Tallahassee. The group planned to then fly back to Washington D.C. from the Tallahassee Municipal Airport and decided to sit-in at the Savarin Restaurant inside the airport when ten of the protestors were arrested. Dubbed the “Tallahassee 10,” they were released on bond the next day, although they came back to Tallahassee to serve brief jail sentences in 1964 after being convicted.



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