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Get On The Bus: 50 Years Of 'Freedom Rides.'

Wednesday markets the 50th anniversary of the start of the Freedom Rides, when an integrated group of Civil Rights activists rode together by bus through the deep South challenging integration. Historian Raymond Arsenault recounts their journey in Freedom Riders.

21:37

The 'Splintering' Of America's Black Population

"You can no longer talk about what black America thinks or feels," says Pulitzer Prize--winning columnist Eugene Robinson. His new book, Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America, describes how African-American communities are becoming increasingly disconnected from one another.

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Great Migration: The African-American Exodus North

More than 6 million African-Americans moved from the South to cities in the Northeast and Midwest between 1915 and 1970. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson documents the resulting demographic and social changes in her history of the Great Migration, The Warmth of Other Suns.

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John Hope Franklin: African-American Historian

John Hope Franklin died March 25 at the age of 94. As a historian, scholar, and activist Franklin advanced African-American causes throughout his career. Fresh Air remembers the historian and scholar with an interview from 1990.

07:47

A Founder of CORE Recalls Freedom Rides

James Farmer was a co-founder of CORE, the Congress On Racial Equality, where he was national director from 1961-1966. In the 1960s, CORE helped organize the Freedom Rides movement against Jim Crow laws in the South. Farmer died in 1999. This interview was originally broadcast in 1985.

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Get On the Bus: The Freedom Riders of 1961

In 1961, the Freedom Riders set out for the Deep South to defy Jim Crow laws and call for change. Their efforts transformed the civil rights movement. Raymond Arsenault is the author of 'Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice'.

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From the Archives: "The Politics of Rage."

Historian Dan Carter. His book, Scottsboro was the winner of the Bancroft Prize in History in the category of American History. Carter discusses his biography of George Wallace, The Politics of Rage: George Wallace, The Origins of the New Conservatism, and the Transformation of American Politics. (Simon & Schuster). In the book Carter contends that Wallace paved the way for the conservatism that is now a big part of Republican politics. Carter is Kenan Professor of History at Emory University. (Originally aired February 6, 1996)

40:59

"The Politics of Rage."

Historian Dan T. Carter. His book, Scottsboro was the winner of the Bancroft Prize in History for the best book in American History. Carter's newest book is a biography of George Wallace, The Politics of Rage: George Wallace, The Origins of the New Conservatism, and the Transformation of American Politics. (Simon & Schuster). In the book Carter contends that Wallace paved the way for the conservatism that is now a big part of Republican politics. Carter is Kenan Professor of History at Emory University.

16:22

From the Archives: Clifton Taulbert Discusses Growing Up with Segregation.

Writer Clifton Taubert grew up in the segregated South in the 1950s. His experiences growing up black in America are chronicled in his two memoirs When We Were Colored and the Pulitzer Prize nominated The Last Train North (Penguin Books). Taubert lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he is a businessman. When We Were Colored has been made into a new film. (REBROADCAST from 8/8/95) (Interview by Marty Moss-Coane)

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Clifton Taulbert Discusses Growing Up with Segregation.

Writer Clifton Taulbert grew up in the segregated South in the 1950s. His experiences growing up black in America are chronicled in his two memoirs When We Were Colored and the Pulitzer Prize nominated The Last Train North, (Penguin Books). Taulbert lives in Tulsa Oklahoma where he is a businessman. (Interview by Marty Moss-Coane)

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