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Drake Student Chosen for Student Freedom Ride
by Matt Kelley

A Drake University sophomore is the only Iowan chosen to take part in a cross-country bus trip next month that mirrors a 1961 trek which historians say was a turning point in the Civil Rights movement. Ryan Price, a Quad Cities native, is among 40 college students who will be taking part in what’s being called the 2011 Student Freedom Ride.

Price says, “While we’re sitting on the bus, it’s meant to be a classroom experience to provide us with a learning opportunity where we get to talk with these courageous people who went on the original Freedom Rides and they can tell us just how different their ride was from the one we’re going on.” Read more…


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