Freedom Rider visits LMS
In case you don't know about them, they were a group of mostly young people, white and black, who bought tickets together on Greyhound and Trailways busses. They planned to challenge segregation laws across the South, and they were met with violence in Alabama and prison in Mississippi. More volunteer Freedom Riders kept coming from , and eventually more than 300 of them were imprisoned in one of the worst penitentiaries in the South. Their work is thought to have had a significant impact on Kennedy's later civil rights leadership.
One of those young people, Paul Breines, now in his seventies, is coming to LMS on Monday, May 5. He's a retired history professor from Boston College, and a very dynamic speaker.