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Archive for January 2009

Freedom Riders in the Smithsonian Magazine

On Sunday, May 14, 1961—mother’s day—scores of angry white people blocked a Greyhound bus carrying black and white passengers through rural Alabama. The attackers pelted the vehicle with rocks and bricks, slashed tires, smashed windows with pipes and axes and lobbed a firebomb through a broken window. As smoke and flames filled the bus, the […]

Breach Readings in Cleveland, Flint and Kalamazoo

I’ll be making a swing through Ohio and Michigan at the end of February, doing my reading/slideshow at public libraries in Cleveland, Flint and Kalamazoo. Appearing with me at all three events will be Freedom Rider Miller Green (above and below). Miller was a high school student in Jackson, MS, when he was arrested on […]

Les voyageurs de la liberté ont ouvert la route à Obama

Freedom Rider Frank Holloway appears on the cover of the January 18 issue of Le Monde2, the Parisian paper’s Sunday magazine. Le Monde reporter Nicolas Bourcier traveled through the south recently and talked to Riders Holloway, Hezekiah Watkins, Catherine Burks-Brooks, Margaret Leonard and Dave Dennis for their thoughts on Barack Obama’s victory and imminent inauguration. […]

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