Freedom Riders

Launching on Juneteenth, the "Blackest" bus in the country and local and national partners will tour 9 southern cities to raise awareness about the current threat to voting rights and building Black power in the south.

Far off from the public eye, the Brooklyn Navy Yard looms over the Brooklyn waterfront, quiet and unassuming as a warehouse. From its outside, you’d never guess this industrial landmass serves as a safe haven for businesspeople, photographers, media, and artists alike. On a cool August morning, someone from the latter category stands right before the entrance. Clad in […]

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Montgomery’s former Greyhound Bus Station is reopening as a museum honoring the Freedom Riders on the 50th anniversary of the day they were attacked in Alabama’s capital city. Several of the original Freedom Riders are attending the dedication Friday. One of them, Jim Zwerg of Tucson, Ariz., says the new museum is […]

From our radio station in Cincinnati 1230 Cincy Buzz: View more about this story including photos at the 1230 Cincy Buzz site Check out exclusive photos of our live interview with Betty Daniels Roseman, one of the original Freedom Riders and a living legend featured on Oprah Winfrey’s recent tribute to the historic members and […]

WASHINGTON — This week marks the start of the 50th anniversary of the civil rights Freedom Riders, who traveled by bus to confront segregation in the South. Two buses carrying 13 Freedom Riders embarked from Washington 50 years ago Wednesday in 1961. They traveled south through Richmond, Va., Greensboro, N.C., and eventually to Rock Hill, […]