Interview with Gordon Carey
QUESTION 14
INTERVIEWER:

STOP PLEASE. I THINK WE HAVE

Gordon Carey:

I think that the long range result of the Freedom Rides was, organizationally for CORE it was important because it thrust CORE into becoming a major national organization involved in the black protest. But that's not too important really. That's interesting history, but, what really happened was that we did begin to break the back of segregation in Mississippi and in the hardest core areas of the Deep South. And once the Freedom Rides had taken place there was no place in the United States, that was, that could not be attacked. There was, every place was vulnerable, and I think that this event did open up the entire nation for change. It simply meant that there was no place that was invulnerable.