Ralph Abernathy

Off-Broadway Review: “Freedom Riders: The Civil Rights Musical” at the New York Musical Festival at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row

Freedom Riders were civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated southern United States in 1961 and subsequent years to challenge the non-enforcement of the United States Supreme Court decisions which ruled that segregated public buses were unconstitutional. The Southern states had ignored the rulings and the federal government did nothing to enforce them. The first Freedom Ride…

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