Barouh-Siegel Memorial Scholarship
The Barouh-Siegel Memorial Scholarship supports international students attending UCLA, with a preference for students from Africa, majoring in fields related to interracial relations. Mr. Barouh and Ms. Siegel were Freedom Riders in 1961. Mr. Barouh died when returning to the university in an airline crash.
The 1961 Freedom Rides sought to protest a 1960 decision by the Supreme Court in Boynton v. Virginia that segregation of interstate transportation facilities, including bus terminals, was unconstitutional. A big difference between the 1947 Journey of Reconciliation and the 1961 Freedom Rides was the inclusion of women in the later initiative. The group faced intimidation, beatings, arrests, firebombing and other forms of violence as part of their protest throughout the South.
UCLA honored their alumni who participated in the Freedom Riders in 2015.