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Bruce Boynton, civil rights pioneer who inspired 1961 Freedom Rides, dies at 83

1 month ago   |   By Politico

SELMA, Ala. - Bruce Carver Boynton, a civil rights pioneer from Alabama who inspired the landmark “Freedom Rides” of 1961, died Monday. He was 83.
Former Alabama state Sen. Hank Sanders, a friend of Boynton's, on Tuesday confirmed his passing.
Boynton was arrested 60 years ago for entering the white part of a racially segregated bus station in Virginia and launching a chain reaction that ultimately helped to bring about the abolition of Jim Crow laws in the South. Boynton contested his conviction, and his appeal resulted in a U.S. Supreme Court decision that prohibited bus station...
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Civil rights icon Bruce Boynton, whose activism sparked the Freedom Rides, dies age 83

Civil rights icon Bruce Boynton, whose activism sparked the Freedom Rides, dies age 83

1 month ago   |   By NY Daily News

Bruce Boynton, the civil rights activist whose winning U.S. Supreme Court case led to bus-station desegregation and inspired the famous “Freedom Rides” across the nation, has died. He was 83.
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