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1002424_374907262610977_1769244589_n 998265_374379085997128_214847581_nIn July, Attorney Cary McGehee was among a group of adult mentors who accompanied several dozen Michigan students on a “freedom tour,” following the route that the Freedom Riders took more than half-a-century ago.

In 1961, hundreds of volunteer Freedom Riders — mostly young Americans, black and white, men and women — rode buses through the deeply segregated south to challenge Jim Crow laws. The Riders put their lives on the line for civil rights and justice.

In this edition of “Deadline Now,” McGehee, who is the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights board chair, and Adrian Henderson and Karli Winfrey, two students who participated in the 2013 Freedom Tour, share their experiences.

Read more about the Freedom Tour on WGTE

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