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ELA High School Low ELL

Civil Rights Songs of the Freedom Riders

People of all races from all over the country participated in desegregation demonstrations in the South in the 1960s. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called on clergy—religious leaders—from around the nation to participate in nonviolent protest demonstrations. In this public radio story you hear the story of a Rabbi who participated in these marches where he was arrested and threatened with violence.

US History II Race Civil RIghts Protest

Story Length: 4:28

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Mountain West Voices, distributed by PRX

AIR DATE: 12/01/2011

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