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Freedom Riders’ 1947 Convictions Vacated in North Carolina

Legendary civil rights leader Bayard Rustin and three other men who were sentenced to work on a chain gang in North Carolina after they...

Sidney Poitier – Hollywood’s first Black leading man reflected the civil rights movement on screen

By Aram Goudsouzian, University of Memphis In the summer of 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. introduced the keynote speaker for the 10th-anniversary convention banquet of...

Nashville Freedom Rider Ernest ‘Rip’ Patton Dies at 81

By Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press Ernest “Rip” Patton, a member of the Nashville Freedom Riders and civil rights leader, has died, the Freedom Rides Museum...

Bruce Boynton, Who Inspired 1961 Freedom Rides, Dies at 83

AP Wire Service SELMA, Ala. (AP) - Bruce Carver Boynton, a civil rights pioneer from Alabama who inspired the landmark "Freedom Rides" of 1961, died...