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In pictures: US civil rights movement
Sit-ins and Freedom Rides

Activists also staged sit-ins at white-only lunch counters.

In 1961 volunteers began to take bus trips, or Freedom Rides, to test the implementation of new laws banning segregation in interstate bus terminals.

That May, Freedom Riders had breakfast at a lunch counter in the bus station in Montgomery - the first time the eating facilities at the station were integrated.

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