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Freedom Riders, Martin Luther King Whiskey speech & Zora Neale Hurston Folklore

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The Gist of Freedom

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Special Show in Honor of Martin Luther King's Birthday, and The Freedom Riders 50th Anniversary. Listen to a freedom rider's actual interview during the 1960's demonstration introduced by the legendary Ossie Davis. Additionally, we have a recently discovered speech given by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King at Bennet College, discussing Black fraternities' values and their consumption of Whiskey. Folklore, researched by Zora Neale Hurston. The Freedom Rides began May 1, 1961: Young black and white people in groups like CORE, SNCC, and SCLC began riding the buses to Alabama, and protesting segregation along the way. They were attacked. During those months, more than 60 different Freedom R