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1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice

Would you risk your life to achieve equality? This hour we’ll remember the brave individuals who did just that in the spring and summer of 1961 with Ray Arsenault, the John Hope Franklin Professor of Southern History at the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg. His acclaimed book “Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice” (Oxford, Paperback, 2011) has just been published in an abridged 50th anniversary edition.

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