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Freedom Rider Celebrates 50 Year Anniversary

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By Michelle Trauring on Feb 23, 2011
Southampton resident Bob Zellner never imagined he would be sitting down at a country store in Alabama eating breakfast with Sonny Kyle Livingston, a Ku Klux Klan member who—exactly 50... more

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