The Freedom Riders and Me - Barbara Bowie

“This was how we were raised. This was how it was. This was what we accepted. And I didn’t think there was anything that could be done about it.”

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The Freedom Riders and Me

by Barbara Collins Bowie

A woman finds motivation through the hardships of Jim Crow in Mississippi.

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Video of Barbara's brother, Jesse, recounting his role as a Freedom Rider.