June 14, 2024

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

National television interview featuring UMW’s Charles Reed;

‘Freedom Riders’ Film Revisits Those Who Risked Lives for Civil Rights; http://www.pbs.org.

GWEN IFILL: Fifty years ago this month, a group of young men and women boarded commercial buses in Washington, D.C., headed for the Deep South. The 13 members of the Congress of Racial Equality, or CORE, led by James Farmer, planned a

deliberate, but nonviolent challenge to the Jim Crow laws in the Southern states.