Freedom Rider Hank Thomas Wins 365Black Award at Essence Music Festival

At the 2011 Essence Music Festival held in New Orleans, Hank Thomas—long-time civil rights activist who was featured in the film Freedom Riders—was honored by the 8th annual 365Black Award. Reflecting on his award, Thomas says: "I see it more as an honor, celebration and recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides. For that, I am extremely proud to have been a foot soldier in the Civil Rights Movement.” To read more, click here.
Photo: Director Stanley Nelson with Freedom Rider Hank Thomas
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