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June 18, 2011 Posted by admin in Freedom Riders

Freedom Rider Ben Cox Dies

Freedom Rider Benjamin Elton Cox dies at the age of 79. Cox was a member of the first wave of Freedom Riders in the 1961 challenge to Jim Crow jump-started by the Congress for Racial Equality. He is remembered as civil rights hero and crusader. Click here to read article in the Jackson Sun. Check out Lauren Prestileo's tribute to him and read his bio on American Experience's website. May he rest in peace.
Photo: Benjamin Cox
Photo Credit: Jackson Sun
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