Freedom Rides Turn 50

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

50 years ago today, brave men and women white and black boarded buses in Washington, D.C. and rode through the South, with their final destination being a rally in New Orleans. On their way there, they encountered violent racist attacks, including from members of the Ku Klux Klan, who firebombed them in Alabama. Jim Zwerg and Glenda Gaither Davis were both passengers on those buses, and they join us today to share their memories, and hopes for the future.

Guests:

Glenda Gaither Davis and Jim Zwerg

Produced by:

David J Fazekas

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