From the American Left History Archives-July 5, 2011
On The 55th Anniversary Of The Freedom Riders- All Honor To Those Who Took To The Buses "Heading South"
Click below to link to a Wikipedia entry for the Freedom Riders, a group of civil rights workers who valiantly tried, by example, to integrate interstate transportation in the South. We are not so far removed from those events even today, North or South.
I was in high school at the time of the freedom rides and was part of a support group sponsored by the Americans For Democratic Action (ADA, then an anti-Soviet Cold War left-liberal organization but very pro-civil rights in the South) that was raising money in order to sent more civil rights workers "heading South." Heading toward the danger not away from it. Honor those black liberation fighters.
On The 50th Anniversary Of The Freedom Riders- All Honor To Those Who Took To The Buses "Heading South"