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San Rafael Man One of 40 Students Selected for PBS’ ‘Freedom Ride’
By Jessica Bernstein-Wax

Public Broadcasting Service has selected a San Rafael man to participate this week in the 2011 Student Freedom Ride, a 10-day journey that lets young people retrace the original bus route civil rights activists took 50 years ago to protest segregation on transit.

Francisco Diaz, a 25-year-old filmmaker, community activist and anthropology student at Santa Rosa Junior College, was one of 40 students to win a spot on the “American Experience” ride out of a pool of nearly 1,000 applicants. PBS chose just three other students from California, two from Stanford University and one from Santa Monica College. Read more…


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