When Bernard LaFayette Jr. boarded a bus to Montgomery, Ala., 46 years ago, he did not stow his suitcase underneath. Part of an early group of Freedom Riders, he was challenging Jim Crow laws and expected to meet violence and chaos. The least he…
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