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Monday, February 14, 2011

On the road to equality; The Free Lance-Star

Tim O’Donnell’s op-ed column on the Freedom Riders and how they relate to events today: Celebrating the Freedom Rides, 50 Years Later.

THIS SUMMER marks the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides, a pivotal moment in American history when an interracial and multidenominational group of civil rights activists departed from Washington for a journey into the Deep South. The journey would forever change the national landscape.