Local Students Retrace 1961 Freedom Ride
By Jackie Loohauis-Bennett
Two local students will be among the bus riders when 40 college students retrace the route of the 1961 Freedom Ride from Washington D. C. to Jackson Miss., on May 6.
Maricela Aguilar of Marquette University and Alicia Skeeter of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will be on the 2011 Freedom Ride, part of an outreach campaign leading up to the May 16 PBS American Experience broadcast of the film “Freedom Riders.” Stanley Nelson’s film retells the story of the civil rights advocates who challenged the tradition of segregated facilities in the American South in 1961. Read more…