Freedom riders stand with Martin Luther King against segregation
• Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., seen in this clip, was not himself a freedom rider. According to PBS.com, he was initially hesitant to support their efforts but later spoke out for them.
• John M. Patterson of Alabama served one term as governor of Alabama, from 1959 to 1963. He endorsed Barack Obama for President of the United States in 2008.
Broadcast Date: May 28, 1961
Host: Norman DePoe
Reporter: Kingsley Brown, Llloyd Robertson
Guests: Martin Luther King, John M. Patterson
Last updated: August 18, 2014
Page consulted on August 18, 2014
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