Alabama civil rights icon Bruce Boynton, who inspired Freedom Rides, dies at 83, two weeks before the 60th anniversary of his landmark case

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So if you think the Civil Rights movement was something in our past or that slavery was SO LONG AGO, remember this

The IMPORTANT son of one of THE MOST incredible women in history, Bruce Boynton...

Who died TODAY...

Was in his mother's belly when she MET A SLAVE.
 

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A life certainly worth the rememberance.
 

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Well there goes another "Robert E. Lee Blvd."

That's all I could come up with. I haven't had my coffee yet. :sleeping-smiley-015:
 
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the Freedom Riders set out to CHANGE THE WORLD

amazingly, they SUCCEEDED.

unfortunately, because of people like JGalt, a racist nation recoiled in horror
 
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"I walked in Montgomery, I sat in Tennessee
Now, I’m a-ridin’ for equality
Hallelujah, I’m a-travelin’
Hallelujah, ain’t it fine
Hallelujah, I’m a-travelin’ down freedom’s main line"

Fuck you John Meacham. In your new book on John Lewis you have a 34-page chapter on the Freedom Rides and don't find space for "Freedom's Main Line" in a single footnote or in the bibliography?
 
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our NATION cannot afford SEGREGATION

this GENERATION cannot afford SEGREGATION

PREACH IT!
 
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J Edgar Hoover felt that the Freedom Riders were more dangerous than even the KKK, and he said as much to AG Bob Kennedy

"this doesn't feel like a freedom ride, i feel like i'm going to war, it may be the last ride i ever take", MLK bellowed at the time
 

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