On the Freedom Riders' 50th anniversary
Subject: On the Freedom Riders' 50th anniversary|
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 04 May 11 - 01:41 PM
NPR has a set of pieces on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the start of the Freedom Riders trip:
- A replay of an interview with James Farmer, Jr. on Fresh Air: A Freedom Ride Organizer On Nonviolent Resistance
- Another interview replay on Fresh Air, with historian Raymond Arsenault: Get On The Bus: 50 Years Of 'Freedom Rides'
- Jazz tracks: Instruments Of Change: Music Of The Freedom Riders, 50 Years Later
- and Photos From 'Life' On The Freedom Riders' 50th Anniversary
Here is a short history that was linked in a Mudcat thread: Freedom Rides.
Here's a Mudcat thread started by Azizi in 2007: African American Protest Songs and Slogans
Also, Looking for songs against racism
What other music content can you add?
~ Becky in Long Beach