. Black activists travel the South to push for voting protections, honor Freedom Riders « JO LEE MAGAZINE

USA TODAY/Hannah Gebresilassie felt the weight of history when she boarded earlier this week a bus full of voting rights activists traveling from Georgia to Virginia. Sixty years ago, civil rights activists had also traveled by bus through the South in their fight for a more equal society.

Gebresilassie was among a group of activists, faith leaders and civil rights advocates who joined the Black Voters Matter bus trip in recent days to fight to protect voting rights and commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Freedom Riders.

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