Freedom Riders

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights “Freedom Riders” movement … that began when13 men and women departed from Washington, D.C., on a commercial bus trip to challenge the unconstitutionally segregated interstate bus facilities.  But a pioneer in the movement says it started before 1961, right in Virginia’s  capital city.  And, as Virginia Public Radio’s Tommie McNeil reports, state Senator Henry Marsh says that although African-Americans have made great strides, too many in this generation have forgotten the battles that afforded them today’s opportunities.

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