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Caring little girls May 4, 2011

Filed under: Meet a goddess! — celebrationgoddess @ 11:19 pm

WOW WHAT A GODDESS WEDNESDAY –
(enjoy learning about a goddess!)

Janie Forsyth McKinney

May 16 PBS will be featuring a program about the Freedom Fighters: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/

Freedom riders were civil rights activists that rode interstate buses into the segregated US to test the US Supreme Court decision. The case overturned a judgement convicting an African American law student for trepassing by being in a restaurant in a bus terminal which was “whites only”. The first Freedom Ride with 13 riders (seven black, six white) left Washington, D.C., left on buses on May 4, 1961, and was scheduled to arrive in New Orleans on May 17.

The Freedom Riders’ tactics for their journey were to have at least one interracial pair sitting in adjoining seats and at least one black Rider sitting up front (seats usually reserved for white customers only), while the rest would sit scattered throughout the rest of the bus. One rider would abide by the South’s segregation ideals in order to avoid arrest and to contact CORE and arrange bail for those who were arrested.

Violence in Alabama was organized by Police Sergeant Tom Cook (an avid KKK supporter) and the police commissioner. The pair made plans to bring the Ride to an end in Alabama. They assured Gary Thomas Rowe, an FBI informer] and member of Eastview Klavern #13 (the most violent Klan group in Alabama), that the mob would have fifteen minutes to attack the Freedom Riders without any arrests being made. The final plan laid out an initial assault in Anniston with a final assault taking place in Birmingham.

On May 14, Mother’s Day, in Anniston Alabama, a mob of Ku Klux Klansmen, some still in church attire, attacked the first of the two buses (the Greyhound) and slashed its tires. They forced the crippled bus to stop several miles outside of town, and it was firebombed shortly afterwards by the mob chasing it in cars. As the bus burned, the mob held the doors shut, intent on burning the riders to death. Sources disagree, but either an exploding fuel tank or an undercover state investigator brandishing a revolver caused the mob to retreat, allowing the riders to escape the bus. The riders were viciously beaten as they fled the burning bus, and only warning shots fired into the air by highway patrolmen prevented the riders from being lynched. Janie Forsyth McKinney was 12 years old when the Freedom Riders came through her hometown. She watched from inside a store and ran out to help the people who poured from the bus as best she could. Love was in her heart that day. I long for a world with lots of Janies…

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One Response to “Caring little girls”

  1. holessence Says:

    “I long for a world with lots of Janies…”

    I do to.


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