Coleman McGehee

Politics & Government
8:43 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Commentary: Following the Freedom Trail

Lessenberry commentary for 6/10/2013

Half a century ago, a few dozen people, some of them from Michigan, did something terribly brave. They exercised their constitutional right to ride Greyhound buses throughout the south.

They had interracial couples seated together, and African-Americans sitting up front. The U.S. Supreme Court had repeatedly ruled that segregation on interstate buses and in bus terminal facilities was unconstitutional, and therefore illegal.

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