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Charles Person - Freedom Rider
Charles Person - Freedom Rider
Published: 2011/05/11
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Charles Person Cut 7
Charles Person Cut 7
Published: 2017/01/12
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Charles Person Final
Charles Person Final
Published: 2013/04/24
Channel: P Dowling
Charles De Mar
Charles De Mar
Published: 2012/04/03
Channel: Gary Harmon
Charles Person Project 2
Charles Person Project 2
Published: 2013/01/30
Channel: P Dowling
Isiah Factor Cold Case Files: Help Find the Person Who Killed Charles Hilliard!
Isiah Factor Cold Case Files: Help Find the Person Who Killed Charles Hilliard!
Published: 2016/05/12
Channel: TheHoustonFactor
Charles Person Interview Rough Draft
Charles Person Interview Rough Draft
Published: 2013/04/17
Channel: P Dowling
BHM Charles Person
BHM Charles Person
Published: 2013/02/13
Channel: Bridgeton Public Schools Television
"Trump Has Never Being A NORMAL PERSON"
"Trump Has Never Being A NORMAL PERSON"
Published: 2017/08/12
Channel: SHYDUX MEDIA
Drew Brees Self-Actualized person by Charles T. Mayne
Drew Brees Self-Actualized person by Charles T. Mayne
Published: 2017/03/03
Channel: Charles Mayne
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NY1 Holliswood Laeticia Charles Queens Person 12 09 16
Published: 2017/01/26
Channel: Centers Health Care
Charles "Person on the street" footage
Charles "Person on the street" footage
Published: 2014/02/24
Channel: Charles Duncan Waterman
Charles Person Midterm 3330
Charles Person Midterm 3330
Published: 2013/03/06
Channel: P Dowling
Charles Barkley Calls Westbrook His Favorite Person in All of Sports Right Now | LIVE 4-23-17
Charles Barkley Calls Westbrook His Favorite Person in All of Sports Right Now | LIVE 4-23-17
Published: 2017/04/24
Channel: Sports Warehouse
All the coughs from Charles Ingram
All the coughs from Charles Ingram's attempt to win One Million Pounds.
Published: 2015/12/23
Channel: Z058
Rev. Charles B. Jackson,Sr......How Much More Can A Person Take?
Rev. Charles B. Jackson,Sr......How Much More Can A Person Take?
Published: 2015/09/13
Channel: Loretta Coleman
Charles Persons experience
Charles Persons experience
Published: 2016/01/18
Channel: InkFreeNews
Ray Charles - What
Ray Charles - What'd I Say
Published: 2013/07/29
Channel: Nostalgicjukebox
MY PERSONAL PERSON - CHARLES INOJIE NIGERIAN COMEDY MOVIES LATEST 2017 FULL MOVIES
MY PERSONAL PERSON - CHARLES INOJIE NIGERIAN COMEDY MOVIES LATEST 2017 FULL MOVIES
Published: 2017/05/12
Channel: Royal Nolly Tv - 2017 Nollywood Movies
Ray Charles - Drown In My Own Tears
Ray Charles - Drown In My Own Tears
Published: 2013/07/29
Channel: Nostalgicjukebox
Person serve Charles
Person serve Charles
Published: 2014/01/16
Channel: gbalia tawehIII
Vos: Charles Washington Award a
Vos: Charles Washington Award a 'testament to overall character of a person'
Published: 2012/06/24
Channel: The Record (Stockton, CA)
Ray Charles - The Right Time
Ray Charles - The Right Time
Published: 2013/07/29
Channel: Nostalgicjukebox
"Stop Trying To Be A Good Person" An Interview With Charles Eisenstein
"Stop Trying To Be A Good Person" An Interview With Charles Eisenstein
Published: 2015/12/11
Channel: Collective Evolution
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Child's Play - Charles Transferring into "Chucky" *HD* [1988]
Published: 2013/11/13
Channel: ZK NIGHTMAREZ
NY Knicks vs. LA Clippers: Charles Oakley Is Not A Person To Mess With | SI NOW | Sports Illustrated
NY Knicks vs. LA Clippers: Charles Oakley Is Not A Person To Mess With | SI NOW | Sports Illustrated
Published: 2017/02/09
Channel: Sports Illustrated
Shemika Charles: Limbo Queen Amazes The AGT Judges - America
Shemika Charles: Limbo Queen Amazes The AGT Judges - America's Got Talent 2017
Published: 2017/06/14
Channel: America's Got Talent
Barrie Chase Interview on Person to Person with Charles Collingwood. 4/15/60
Barrie Chase Interview on Person to Person with Charles Collingwood. 4/15/60
Published: 2015/11/24
Channel: oldhollywoodvideo
The Voice of Mario - Charles Martinet Interview
The Voice of Mario - Charles Martinet Interview
Published: 2011/09/10
Channel: GamerSpawn
Charles Barkley Making Fun of Sammy Sosa for turning into a white person
Charles Barkley Making Fun of Sammy Sosa for turning into a white person
Published: 2009/11/13
Channel: Ilovethisworldyezx
Charles Manson and George W. Bush - Same Person?
Charles Manson and George W. Bush - Same Person?
Published: 2017/03/06
Channel: MrE
Charles Darwin: Good Ideas, Bad Person
Charles Darwin: Good Ideas, Bad Person
Published: 2017/05/13
Channel: Cracked
Charles Muntz From Up Has Been Dead The Whole Time! - Pixar [REVISED THEORY]
Charles Muntz From Up Has Been Dead The Whole Time! - Pixar [REVISED THEORY]
Published: 2017/06/09
Channel: The Theorizer
Are You Really A Good Person? A Sight of Self -  (Charles Spurgeon)
Are You Really A Good Person? A Sight of Self - (Charles Spurgeon)
Published: 2013/01/05
Channel: GoodTreeMinistries
Charles Reeder person of the week w. Diane Sawyer
Charles Reeder person of the week w. Diane Sawyer
Published: 2013/09/12
Channel: Ali Reeder
The Spirit World #6: Satan, the Person (Pastor Charles Lawson)
The Spirit World #6: Satan, the Person (Pastor Charles Lawson)
Published: 2014/11/30
Channel: zion4131
THE POWER OF STUDENTS~ FREEDOM RIDERS~ PT2
THE POWER OF STUDENTS~ FREEDOM RIDERS~ PT2
Published: 2011/03/18
Channel: Dann S. Finklea
Sheriff Charles Laux Demeaning Interrogtaion Of A Transgender Person
Sheriff Charles Laux Demeaning Interrogtaion Of A Transgender Person
Published: 2013/02/13
Channel: David Lohr
Lucky Innocent person living with HIV/AIDS. His testmony. by Charles Owor
Lucky Innocent person living with HIV/AIDS. His testmony. by Charles Owor
Published: 2013/06/09
Channel: ENBNEWS
Charles Jencks on the Biennale
Charles Jencks on the Biennale
Published: 2014/07/02
Channel: The Architectural Review
Missing person Paul Charles Gunther found
Missing person Paul Charles Gunther found
Published: 2014/07/21
Channel: Naples Daily News
Charles Brown-Houston Person.-Never Let Me Go.
Charles Brown-Houston Person.-Never Let Me Go.
Published: 2012/01/18
Channel: Colin Brown
YTP: Charles Confirms Super Mario Galaxy 3
YTP: Charles Confirms Super Mario Galaxy 3
Published: 2016/07/20
Channel: WwwWario
Charles Police man person
Charles Police man person
Published: 2016/05/05
Channel: ChickenbearPigeon
MIDWIN CHARLES: There
MIDWIN CHARLES: There's A Very Small Chance A Black Person Ends Up On The Zimmerman Jury
Published: 2013/06/12
Channel: Roland Martin
Choice TV Profiles- Person of Interest- Demetrius Charles
Choice TV Profiles- Person of Interest- Demetrius Charles
Published: 2014/08/27
Channel: Choice TV
THE END OF CHARLES PATTERSON
THE END OF CHARLES PATTERSON
Published: 2017/08/21
Channel: Travey
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charles becoming a person.MPG
Published: 2011/01/22
Channel: Jonathan Dubin MD
Charles wasden skating (five person ollie)
Charles wasden skating (five person ollie)
Published: 2013/05/06
Channel: Justin Inman
MISSING PERSON: Charles Lee Wells Sr.
MISSING PERSON: Charles Lee Wells Sr.
Published: 2015/06/26
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Charles Person (born 1943) is an African-American civil rights activist who participated in the 1961 Freedom Rides. He was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. Following his 1960 graduation from David Tobias Howard High School, he attended Morehouse College. Person was the youngest Freedom Rider on the original Congress of Racial Equality Freedom Ride.[1]

Life Before the Freedom Rides[edit]

Person was born in Atlanta on September 27, 1942. His father was an orderly at Emory University Hospital. He was a gifted math and physics student, with aspirations to become a scientist. In high school, he was a member of his local NAACP Youth Council. In the Fall of 1960, he enrolled as a freshman at Morehouse College. As a Freshman at Morehouse, he became active in the civil rights movement, joining a student organization called the Atlanta Committee on Appeal for Human Rights. Person received his first jail sentence, a sixteen-day trip, after a sit-in in 1961.[1] In an interview, Person had this to say about the sit-ins: "Once I got involved, it was infectious, anything that had to do with protests, I was there. My life revolved around it, I did my homework and my assignment around sitting-in. You’d be surprised how good study habits you can develop, because you were just sitting at a lunch counter with no place to go, they weren’t going to feed us, so you just sat there and did your studies."[2] They were attacked with items such as condiments and cigarette butts, and threatened with items like meat cleavers. The students in these sit-ins practiced non-violent tactics, which helped make the threats and attacks less interesting for the whites trying to intimidate them.[2] He gained the attention of CORE recruiters that were looking for an Atlanta freedom rider.[1] As a minor, he needed a parent signature to participate. His mother refused to sign, but he was able to convince his father.[3]

The Freedom Rides[edit]

Person was a member of the original 13 freedom riders departing from Washington, D.C. aboard a Trailways bus on May 4, 1961.[4] His first encounter with the law came in Charlotte, North Carolina. At the Charlotte bus station, Person thought his shoes were dirty, so he decided to get a shoe shine. He decided to stay in the whites only shoe-shine station until either his shoes were shined or he was arrested. A policeman arrived shortly, and Person decided he would leave the chair to avoid arrest.[5]

The most troubling encounter for Person occurred in Alabama. As the Trailways bus was leaving Atlanta it was boarded by a group of white Klansmen. As the bus departed, the Klansmen began making threats, such as "You niggers will be taken care of when you get in Alabama."[6] After arriving in Anniston, Alabama hours after the Greyhound bus burning of another Freedom Ride bus, the Klansmen became violent. After the black riders refused to move to the back, one Klansman rushed Person, punching him in the face. Another Klansman struck Herman Harris, who was sitting next to Person. [6] The Klansmen dragged a severely beaten Person and Harris to the back of the bus. The bus driver, who had left the bus some time during the fight, returned with a police officer. The officer did nothing to help the riders. The bus then continued on to Birmingham, Alabama.[7]

In Birmingham, Person and fellow freedom rider James Peck were designated to test the segregationist policies at the station. Peck recalls "When we arrived in… Birmingham, uh… we saw along the sidewalk uh… about… twenty men with pipes, uh… we saw no uh, cop in sight. And now I'll tell you what, how I remember the date. The next day, Bull Connor, the notorious police chief was asked why there were no police on hand. He said, he replied, it was Mother's Day and they were all visiting their mothers. Uh, well we got out of the bus and Charles Person, the black student from Atlanta and I, had been designated to try to enter the lunch counter. So we… of course we didn't there. This mob seized us and uh… well part of it seized me and the other seized uh… Person, and uh… I was unconscious, I'd say, within a minute."[8] Person was attacked by a man with a lead pipe when Person and Peck attempted to use a whites only lunch counter.[9] Person was able to escape and find his way to Fred Shuttlesworth's parsonage.[10] He did not fight back. Person "chose nonviolence as a way of life."[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Arsenault 2006, pp. 103.
  2. ^ a b Person 2005.
  3. ^ Arsenault 2006, pp. 104.
  4. ^ Arsenault 2006, pp. 112.
  5. ^ Arsenault 2006, pp. 120.
  6. ^ a b Arsenault 2006, pp. 149.
  7. ^ Arsenault 2006, pp. 150.
  8. ^ Peck 1979.
  9. ^ a b Branscome 2011.
  10. ^ Arsenault 2006, pp. 155.
  • Arsenault, Raymond (2006). Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice. New York, New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 103–175. ISBN 9780195136746. 

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