This guide provides links to information resources for researching the Freedom Riders.
A group of Freedom Riders from Tennessee stands at the door of a Greyhound bus in Birmingham, Ala., on May 19, 1961. Drivers refused to take the racially mixed group out and after a wait of about two hours the college students tried to board another bus going the same way. The second bus was also cancelled. (AP Photo)
Older issues of local newspapers can be found in the Library Microforms area on the lower level.
Morning News (microfilm S7)
Evening Journal (microfilm S39)
Newark Weekly (microfilm S92 and S55)
The Heterodoxical Voice (microfilm S180, reels 8, 19 and microfilm no. 4839)
University of Delaware
The Review (microfilm S30)
Search for specific names or the phrase "freedom ride*" to obtain entries for people who were involved in the Freedom Rides.