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Students Retrace Freedom Riders Route To Civil Rights Act

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This weekend, after events in D.C., students and several of the original freedom riders plan to start their journey, winding through several southern states and stopping in cities where the original freedom riders stopped, including places where the bus was fire-bombed and protesters were attacked and thrown in jail.

The trip ends May 16 in New Orleans.

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