During 1961, student volunteers took bus trips through the South to test anti-segregation laws. They were known as freedom riders. They were often attacked while they were acting peacefully.

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Cry Freedom / HU DVD 2084 / http://catalog.wrlc.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=6653273

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On September 12, 1977 South African activist Stephen Biko died of injuries from beatings by the police after he had been arrested two weeks earlier. Biko, 30, was leader of the Black Consciousness Movement and had been "banned" (not allowed to speak in public) in 1973 but was still instrumental in planning the Soweto Uprising of 1976 which led to closer police scrutiny. The movie Cry Freedom depicts his life and is based on books by his friend, journalist Donald Woods. #TodayInBlackHistory

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When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree by the river of truth and tell the whole world "No, you move." I've always believed that all you need is one man to make a difference, to stand up when others are told to sit down, to speak loudly for those who have no voice and to fight the good fight. As long as freedom may be threatened, Captain America must follow his destiny wherever it may lead. #marvel

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