Come listen to the Original Mississippi Freedom Riders’ personal stories with over fifty years of experiences on how they fought and paved the way to open doors of opportunity, such as the integration of races. These brave men and women, in their very successful efforts, helped end segregation in interstate transportation across the south and challenged the use of racially separated restrooms, waiting rooms, bus stations, airports, and train depot lunch counters. These men and women were verbally and physically beaten, spat on, degraded and arrested for non-violent actions, such as being in “White Only” waiting rooms to purchase bus tickets, sending over 400 of them to spend 39 days on death row at the Mississippi Penitentiary.
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