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Charles Person - Freedom Rider
Charles Person - Freedom Rider
Published: 2011/05/11
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Charles Person Cut 7
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First Male CoverGirl James Charles Meets Ellen
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Charles Muntz From Up Has Been Dead The Whole Time! - Pixar [REVISED THEORY]
Published: 2017/06/09
Channel: The Theorizer
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BHM Charles Person
Published: 2013/02/13
Channel: Bridgeton Public Schools Television
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james charles lying to ellen degeneres for 1 minute straight
Published: 2017/07/18
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The Voice of Mario - Charles Martinet Interview
Published: 2011/09/10
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Charles "Person on the street" footage
Published: 2014/02/24
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Charles Person Final
Published: 2013/04/24
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Charles Darwin: Good Ideas, Bad Person
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I used to be a good person - Charles Xavier | Onslaught
Published: 2014/12/11
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Published: 2015/12/23
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Charles C. Brown made history when he became the first person in Rhode Island to be sentenced to lif
Published: 2016/09/12
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Ray Charles - What'd I Say
Published: 2013/07/29
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Ray Charles - The Right Time
Published: 2013/07/29
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Aline and Charles Interfusion Festival
Published: 2016/08/25
Channel: Krystal In the City
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Charles Person Interview Rough Draft
Published: 2013/04/17
Channel: P Dowling
"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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Charles Person Project 2
Published: 2013/01/30
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Charles Person Midterm 3330
Published: 2013/03/06
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Drew Brees Self-Actualized person by Charles T. Mayne
Published: 2017/03/03
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Charles Persons experience
Published: 2016/01/18
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Charles County Duty officer 16A Responding To person not breathing
Published: 2017/04/30
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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
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
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Charles Manson and George W. Bush - Same Person?
Published: 2017/03/06
Channel: MrE
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Diana considered Camilla the "third person": How Camilla lured Charles away from Diana
Published: 2017/06/29
Channel: The ROYAL FAMILY News
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Charles Darling The Greatest Person Alive
Published: 2011/09/12
Channel: gingyiscool
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Charles Barkley Calls Westbrook His Favorite Person in All of Sports Right Now | LIVE 4-23-17
Published: 2017/04/24
Channel: Sports Warehouse
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Charles Barkley Making Fun of Sammy Sosa for turning into a white person
Published: 2009/11/13
Channel: Ilovethisworldyezx
Charles Allen V, Alumni Bus Person of the Year 2016
Charles Allen V, Alumni Bus Person of the Year 2016
Published: 2016/12/06
Channel: MethodistUMonarchs
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Ray Charles Drown In My Own Tears LIVE HD
Published: 2014/06/11
Channel: MonkeyFish
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PERSON OF INTEREST: Larry Charles
Published: 2014/03/02
Channel: 60Minutes9
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Famous person Fontaine Charles-Olivier
Published: 2012/11/02
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Charles Schwab “The Person Who Changed My Life” Video – “Money Matters Ambassador Ashley” 2:00
Published: 2016/01/21
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Random Person Story: Charles Fletcher
Published: 2015/01/06
Channel: Katie McPherson
Third Graders Famous Person Wax Museum Project Charles England Elementary 2014 2015
Third Graders Famous Person Wax Museum Project Charles England Elementary 2014 2015
Published: 2014/12/15
Channel: MrsBryan3
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JAMES CHARLES EXPOSED
Published: 2017/03/17
Channel: Rich Lux
What can of Person are You part 2.? By Pastor Charles Osew. ( precious Lord Ministry )
What can of Person are You part 2.? By Pastor Charles Osew. ( precious Lord Ministry )
Published: 2017/08/20
Channel: CHARLES OSEW
Proclamation recognizing Harold R. Charles 2014 Small Business Person of the Year
Proclamation recognizing Harold R. Charles 2014 Small Business Person of the Year
Published: 2014/07/09
Channel: Montgomery County Council
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Most Famous Person In The World ✈ 𝗖harles 𝗟indberg 1927-41
Published: 2017/07/06
Channel: Miguel Ferreira
Liberty Star Tina Charles Meets Man Saved By Defibrillator Donated By Her Foundation
Liberty Star Tina Charles Meets Man Saved By Defibrillator Donated By Her Foundation
Published: 2017/09/01
Channel: AP Sports Outtakes
The person that I admire the most// Maria Ines Charles, Analysis and Verbal Expression
The person that I admire the most// Maria Ines Charles, Analysis and Verbal Expression
Published: 2016/08/31
Channel: Maria Charles
Charles Cartmill Silver Winner for Business Person of The Year 2011
Charles Cartmill Silver Winner for Business Person of The Year 2011
Published: 2011/02/10
Channel: HalifaxChamber
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Person serve Charles
Published: 2014/01/16
Channel: gbalia tawehIII
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Published: 2017/09/30
Channel: Paulo Araujo
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WordTheatre® UK at Adam Street: Damien Molony reading from Charles Yu's First Person Shooter
Published: 2016/02/28
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Published: 2008/01/10
Channel: junkoroberts
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Charles Person (born 1942) 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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