Freedom Riders (1)
Buses are a Comin'
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 [...] more