We ride buses so easily today that we may forget our nation’s history just 60 years ago. Today on Unmute the Commute, join us on a Freedom Ride. Produced by former KBCS News Director Sonya Green and Winona Hollins Hauge of Project Pilgrimage. Former Freedom Rider Dr. Bernard Lafayette will be in Seattle on April 21st and 22nd to present a workshop on non-violence. More details to attend.
Photo Credit: Perry Aycock, Brittanica
Unmute the Commute is a weekly series highlighting commuter stories, supported in part by King County Metro’s Just One Trip.
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in 1961, civil rights activists boarded interstate buses, making trips throughout the American South, to protest segregation in bus terminals. The group started out with 13 people but many joined the movement. Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr. was inspired to become a freedom rider and played a key role early on in the organizing of the Selma, Alabama voting rights campaign. KBCS’s Sonya Green interviewed Dr. Layfayette Jr. about his experiences as a freedom rider and civil rights leader, in this four-part series.