Freedom Rider Helps Fund Historic School Trip For Detroit Students

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An original member of the “Freedom Riders,” a group of Black and White youths who traveled on interstate buses to desegregate the South during the 60s, is hoping to teach schoolchildren about the history behind the boycotts.

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Diane Nash (pictured) shared her story during a gathering at Marygrove College in Detroit Sunday. The event was also a fundraiser to help pay for a bus trip visiting historic Freedom Riders locations throughout the South for 35 Michigan students.

Nash was an elected coordinator for the Nashville Student Movement Ride at Fisk University. Her job was recruiting student riders-a challenging and dangerous task.

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