Chevrolet, a subsidiary of General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), is launching its Chevrolet Captiva Freedom Rider
edition at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.
Just before Oprah Winfrey made the move to cable television from her popular national commercial broadcast syndication program in May 2011, she aired a show titled "American Heroes: The Freedom Riders
Unite 50 Years Later.
Like the title character of Meridian, Alice Walker's 1976 novel about the Civil Rights Movement, Covington's Freedom Rider
character represents a double threat to the white-male establishment because she is black and female.
Calling themselves the Freedom Riders
, the interracial group--southern and northern men and women, many of them in their 20s--sought to test federal laws intended to help desegregate the Deep South.
is a landmark, because unlike other works on the period that treat it as a mere chapter in the larger movement, the book portrays the rides as a movement unto itself.
A Freedom Rider
and veteran of the civil rights movement.
All my life I wanted to be a Freedom Rider
," he writes.
representation John Lewis, an original Freedom Rider
, who met with the Equality Riders before their trip
He was an early Freedom Rider
on a bus to Montgomery, Alabama, there meeting Martin Luther King, Jr.
At Yale he was a freedom rider
, helped organize Clergy and Laity Concerned, visited North Vietnam, and helped catalyze the draft resistance movement.
Philip Randolph; Hosea Williams; former slaves; Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson; Arkansas high-school students; North Carolina college students; a freedom rider
beaten in Birmingham; white publisher James H.
Check out the latest entry in my blog, Freedom Rider
, at www.
Freedom Ride: A freedom rider
remembers may be her best and most important legacy yet.
Willoughby has been a pastor, teacher, and social activist for fifty years, with particular involvement as a freedom rider
, a Vietnam War demonstrator, and a gay rights advocate.
Among the conversations on the podcast is one with a Freedom Rider
who spent 42 days in Mississippi's Parchman Penitentiary in 1961 singing songs with other young civil rights heroes to pass the trying hours.