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History Happy Hour Encore: Freedom Riders

Guest: Charles Person

Sunday, August 14, 2022

This Week on History Happy Hour: In May 1961, two buses headed out on a fateful journey into the history books. The passengers were a purposeful mix of black and white civil rights activists seeking to end segregation in southern bus terminals. In Alabama, on Mother’s Day, they were greeted with hate and mob violence that shocked the nation. Their rides ultimately proved an important milestone in the Civil Rights movement. The youngest of those original Freedom riders was 18-year-old Charles Person. In this encore episode, Chris and [...] more
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