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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. […]

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 […]

Breach Video: ‘Why Would I Not Go?’

My publisher, Atlas & Co., has made a video with two of the Freedom Riders featured in the book: Joan Pleune was a student at Berkeley in 1961. Today she lives in Brooklyn and is active in several literacy programs in the city; she is also a member of the Granny Peace Brigade, and has […]