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    The Freedom Rides

    PBS and the Kennedy Library invite you to the Boston screening of American Experience’s “Freedom Riders.” Following the documentary, there will be a discussion with Bernard Lafayette and others. 89.7 WGBH radio host, Callie Crossley, moderates.

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    John Lewis

    John Lewis was committed body and soul to nonviolent action. In 1960, he participated in the first mass lunch counter sit-ins in Nashville. As a Freedom Rider, he was badly beaten by a white mob in Montgomery. In 1963, at age 23, he became chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

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