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New Footage of the Freedom Riders in Jackson

Mississippi, U.S.A. — a 30-minute TV news report first aired 55 years ago — is a significant new addition to the visual history of the Freedom Rides, and a stark portrait of Jackson on the verge of great change. The news report covered the arrival of the first Riders into Jackson on May 24, 1961. […]

Buses Are A-Coming!
The Freedom Riders Return to Jackson

“Buses Are A-Coming” is a Freedom Song created like so many others: composed in the heat of moment — in this instance in a Jackson, Mississippi, jail cell. Freedom Rider Bernard LaFayette Jr., who rode on the first bus into Jackson, describes its genesis in Stanley Nelson’s forthcoming PBS documentary on the Rides: We made […]

Breach @Google and Tavis

The last stop on the West Coast swing of my book tour was at Google World HQ, in Mountain View, CA. The video, courtesy of Authors@Google, shows my standard speech & slides, and also includes, toward the end, remarks by Freedom Rider Mimi Real. The week before, in Los Angeles, I appeared on the Tavis […]

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