John Merrow: Revisiting the Brutal Trail of the Freedom Riders of the 1960s

Diane Ravitch's blog

John Merrow and his wife joined a group to tour historic sites of the civil rights movement in Mississippi. His post contains the stories and photographs of those frightening times when people put their lives at risk for the right to vote, the right to equal treatment before the law.

He recounts history that must not be forgotten: the story of Medger Evers, brutally assassinated; the story of the murder of Schwerner, Chaney, and Goodman, brutally murdered and buried in an earthen dam; the black church, one among many, burned and rebuilt.

I remember these events vividly. I followed them daily in the news. This past is not past.

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