Interview with Charles Person, Freedom Rider from 1961 - 5.30.20


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Charles Person was one of the original Freedom Riders from 1961. At the age of only 18, he rode a public interstate bus into the segregated South with an inter-racial group of young people to challenge the persistent non-enforcement of US Supreme Court decisions which ruled that segregated public buses and other public spaces were unconstitutional. Viciously attacked twice by white Klansmen in Alabama, he put his life on the line to challenge the status quo in an act of nonviolent protest. Learn about his unique experience and his perspective on the current widespread protests against police brutality in the wake of George Floyd's killing in Minneapolis.

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