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Justice Freedom Rider

Updated on February 24, 2012

Freedom Riders and Those Who Fought For The Equality of Others

When I think of the mission of Dr. Martin Luther King and so many others that fought for the equality of their fellow man –I must conclude that the issues of debate were about doing the right thing. I have had the opportunity to read more and view the documentary of such courageous people as the freedom riders. So many people have used the civil rights movement, fight for racial equality, and emancipation of others as a white vs. black attitude. When I researched the commitment and dedication of the freedom riders, I didn’t see white vs. black – I saw humanity at its finest. Regardless of race and background – there were a group of passionate people who stood up for what was right and risked their lives doing so.

Looking at the photo’s I admire those who said regardless of fear, control, violence, ostracism from your own race – I’m going to stand up and do the right thing. Thank you to those who literally risked their lives to make a statement and demand laws that were just and fair. Black, white, yellow, orange, purple, magenta, lavender, green, or WHATEVER classification of color – I thank those who love others enough to join together to fight for what’s right. As we celebrate black history month and the memory of MLK – let’s remember his ultimate dream and hopes had nothing to do with racial superiority of any group. MLK’s dream was for EVERYONE to be judged by the content of their character and not for what one is perceived to be based on their color.

Thank you to all who didn’t keep their mouths shut, who fought against the grain, and who said: we have to do something.


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      Bruce A. Beaudet 5 years ago from Canada

      These were some very courageous people who "did the right thing" and thanks for sharing their story once again...great documentary.