Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

January 20, 2014

Remembering the Freedom Riders on Martin Luther King Jr Day

On this day in history, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Censored News remembers those youths who put King's call into action, the Freedom Riders of 1961. They were beaten, some almost to death, placed on chain gangs in Mississippi, and faced death at the hands of southern police, for riding buses through the segregated south. Wach documentary at PBS
Widely censored in the US, Martin Luther King Jr. rallied against war and US militarism:
Documents: FBI letter to King urging him to commit suicide and COINTELPRO documents:

1 comment:

Chuck said...

Heroes, all, and we need to remember, and emulate the spirit they represent(ed).