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one of an interracial group of civil rights activists who rode buses through parts of the South in order to protest racial segregation

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A screening area for a documentary on the Freedom Riders, narrated by Jeffrey Wright, is tucked behind the bus facade and features old school-bus benches on which the audience can sit.
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.
Freedom Riders 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
Arsenault rightly terms Rustin "the intellectual godfather of the Freedom Rider movement," and quotes him advocating the necessity of resistance to segregation through "non-violent methods which can be used by the rank-and-file" in 1947, a full eight years before the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott of 1955-56 made that idea famous.
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.
In the words of former Freedom Rider and Congressional Black Caucus member John Lewis, "The most important purpose of this ride is to establish a coalition of conscience.
Freedom Ride: A freedom rider remembers may be her best and most important legacy yet.