Fifty years ago, a small group boarded a bus in Washington D.C. to challenge racial segregation in the deep South. They were nearly burned alive in Alabama. Then hundreds of activists joined the movement to keep the rides going. Host Michel Martin speaks with two Freedom Riders about this historical episode. Congressman Bob Filner and Rev. Reginald Green were college students when joining and were consequently jailed.
New York City. 1962. Ruby DEE, Ossie DAVIS, and their children protest at a CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) peace demonstration.
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6 year old Ruby Bridges was the first black child in the south to attend a white school after the forced integration following the landmark ruling of Brown Vs. The Board of Education. A willing participant in her mother's decision that she would go and endure what was to be sure a very tough road in the name of helping forge the path of the civil rights movement, Ruby faced death threats and intense bullying with courage and grace.
Martin Luther King Jr Parents | Martin Luther King Sr with his family (Martin Jr is front row right)
Nation Built on Slavery & Racism
* Mohandas Gandhi * London, c.1889.
1960: Joan Dorsey foi a primeira comissária de bordo Africano-Americano contratado para trabalhar para a American Airlines.