Living the Story: The Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky
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Back on the Bus
More than 20 years after the first Freedom Rides, buses resurfaced as a central civil rights image—but in a very different context. Though officially integrated, schools were in reality still largely segregated because of residential patterns. The NAACP filed suit in several cities, including Louisville, to force cross-district busing to achieve racial balance. The beginning of court-ordered busing in 1975 sparked a sometimes violent backlash.

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