Civil Rights 50 Years Later: 2 ‘Freedom Riders’ Discuss Movement

CBS New York

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Over the next few weeks, WCBS 880’s Wayne Cabot will take a look at the law and its impact on the decades that follow.

It is all part of the event CBS News 50 Years Later – Civil Rights, powered by Microsoft Bing Pulse.

America’s Deep South chose to ignore Supreme Court rulings as far back as the 1940s that said “separate but equal” was unconstitutional.

Cabot says that all changed when 13 people tested it and highlights the story of two “Freedom Riders.”

Take a listen below:

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