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The Freedom Riders at 50 on “Culture of Protest” (Thursday, February 17th)

“Culture of Protest” host Professor Dick Flacks says of Thursday’s broadcast:

“This week on ‘Culture of Protest’ we’ll remember the freedom rides on the 50th anniversary of these actions. Dozens of black and white youth rode interstate buses through the south, deliberately breaking segregation rules. They were met by mob violence abetted by local police and the images of this were beamed around the world. We’ll talk about these events with Jorgia Bordofsky, long time Santa Barbara community figure, who was a freedom rider and spent 40 days in a Mississippi jail. Appropriate music will be heard…”

“Culture of Protest” airs Thursdays from 6-7pm on KCSB.