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This month, WBHM’s Dan Carsen produced several powerful and emotional news stories about the Freedom Riders and the bus burning that occurred in Anniston, Alabama, 56 years ago.
Take a few minutes today – visit the WBHM webpage and listen to the interviews with Hank Thomas, a Freedom Rider on the bus that burned and Janie Forsyth McKinney, at the time the 12 year old girl who gave the riders glasses of water after the freedom riders escaped the bus burning bus.
Here are the stories:
In January, President Obama declared the former Greyhound bus station in downtown Anniston and the land where the bus was burned a National Monument.
Hank Thomas summed it up best. “We have changed the character of the country. And I am so glad to have been a part of the army that won that battle.”